teabrick (currency & wealth)

Brick of compressed, powdered tea, which is circular with relief decoration on the obverse depicting on the upper half a trade scene with three male figures in a street: A customer is purchasing while the hawker is weighing goods by a steelyard, and another figure is walking away with goods carried in both hands. The lower half is a patterned floor decorated with lozenges and swastika motifs. The whole scene is enclosed within a key-fret band. The reverse is plain.

This circular tea brick, made in China, has a relief decoration depicting a trade scene. A customer is purchasing while the hawker is weighing goods, and another figure is walking away with goods carried in both hands.

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