@aihao
3edit-23d

子(zǐ)、丑(chǒu)、寅(yín)、卯(mǎo)、辰(chén)、巳(sì)、午(wǔ)、未(wèi)、申(shēn)、酉(yǒu)、戌(xū)、亥(hài)

上面这12个汉字是中国古代用来表示时间的。十二时辰,也就是24小时。一个字相当于现在两个小时。

圆形是 太极八卦图

第二图 牛 nu 指的是十二生肖中的牛。

这并不是货币,相当于游戏币,艺术品。我猜是信佛信神的人才会需要。

The 12 Chinese characters above were used to express time in ancient China. Twelve o’clock, which is 24 hours. One word is equivalent to two hours now.

The circle is the Tai Chi Bagua diagram

In the second picture, ox nu refers to the ox in the Chinese zodiac.

This is not currency, it is equivalent to game currency, artwork. I guess people who believe in Buddha and God will need it.

补充一下:2021年在中国是牛年。 To add: 2021 is the Year of the Ox in China.

ghost laptop
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13d

So the hanzi represent different numbers of time? For example 子(zǐ) means two, 丑(chǒu) means four and so on? So do you think this was used like in a casino or that it is simply a “lucky” amulet or something like that? Do you have any idea how old this is? Thanks a lot for your help!

@aihao
12d

这个对我个人来说仅仅是民间的玩物,没有什么意义。但对某些人来说也许是记念品,护身符。因人而异。因为每个人的喜好不同,有些人信神信佛,有些人则是无神论者。 This is just a folk plaything for me personally, and it has no meaning. But for some people it may be a souvenir, amulet. It varies from person to person. Because everyone’s preferences are different, some people believe in God and Buddha, and some people are atheists.

你说的多少岁,我无法回答你,但可能是上图划线的年份出生的。 I can’t answer you how old you said, but it may be born in the year underlined in the picture above.

@aihao
12d

下图是古代人用来记时的,也就是现代人所说的钟表。

The picture below is what ancient people used to keep time, which is what modern people call a clock.

参考下图,牛年出生的人可能是1901,1913,1925,1937,1949,1961,1973 ……

如果你知道他(她)的出生年份你就可以知道他们的属相(十二生肖) Refer to the picture below, people born in the year of the ox may be 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973…

If you know his (her) birth year, you can know their zodiac signs (Chinese Zodiac)

ghost laptop
creator
35d

Also, @AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml, I think you live in China, by any chance do you understand what does it say on the second picture? Although I assume it says People’s Republic of China.

@aihao
1edit-22d

https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/生肖

第二张图仅仅是十二生肖中的牛(就是说拥有这个硬币的人是属牛的)。和中华人民共和国没有任何关系。 The second picture is only the cow in the Zodiac (that is, the person who owns this coin belongs to the cow). It has nothing to do with the People’s Republic of China.

你说这个是你妈妈送你的礼物,我想是你妈妈送你的幸运符,是保护你的,是你妈妈希望你一生健康,快乐,开心。。。等等。也就是你妈妈对你的爱! You said that this is a gift from your mother. I think it is a lucky charm from your mother. It protects you. It is your mother who wants you to be healthy, happy and happy throughout your life. . . and many more. That is your mother’s love for you!

很高兴能帮你。Glad to help you.

@AgreeableLandscape
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admin
3edit-25d

I live in Canada but I spent a good part of my childhood in China. Unfortunately, my Chinese reading is a bit rusty, but it definitely doesn’t say PRC, that’s “中华人民共和国.” It probably says something (likely poetic or a proverb) relating to Taoism though, considering it’s around the Yin-Yang.

ghost laptop
creator
45d

Thanks a lot, still! I think there’s a website that lets you draw the hanzi to get them in unicode, I could try and see if I understand something that way.

@xe8
4edit-25d

子丑寅卯辰巳午未申酉戌亥

There are the characters for you. Have fun!

ghost laptop
creator
34d

Thanks, I’ve had no luck with figuring out what it says, though. ):

@xe8
34d

They’re 12 characters representing the 12 different animals of the zodiac.

You can also search for: 十二支

I’m not sure, but this coin could possibly be from Japan.

ghost laptop
creator
23d

Sorry for not answering, I was trying to be able to decipher this before answering but I had no luck; luckily someone else told me a lot more about the coin. Thanks a lot, though!

@AgreeableLandscape
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admin
45d

It might already be in your phone. Search for “Chinese (Handwriting)” in the international keyboards section.

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