China; Zhou Dynasty BCE 1122-221

周朝 "Bridge" money, AE 7.o g., 115 x 40 mm (outer end x inner end) c. BCE 600-300(?) .

This "currency" may actually be slightly older than the dates given though the range is approximate. Some believe that these were actually chimes that were buried with deceased nobility that may or may not have had a monetary purpose.

Ex: Frank S. Robinson