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Gold Zhen

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

The gold Zhen (lid) were placed under the coffin. Between them there are other two gold containers and among the four gold objects there are four bronze Zhen. No commonly recognized explanation has been made about the placement of these objects.

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  • Title: Gold Zhen
  • Location: Unearthed from Leigudun Tomb (No.1 ), Suizhou, Hubei
  • Medium: Gold
  • Excavation Date: 1978
  • Dynasty: Around 433 B.C. (the East Zhou Dynasty and the early Warring States Period)
  • Dimensions: The larger Zhen Height: 2.8 cm; diameter: 9.5 cm; weight: 327.65 g The Smaller Zhen Height: 2.2 cm; diameter: 7.1 cm; weight: 157.35 g.

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