imitation currency

One of a set of seven sheets of funerary money, rectangular shape, dyed with yellow patch to represent gold, a red square impression in the style of a seal at centre, coated with silver and gold tinfoil, decorated with a large 'shou' character (longevity) flanked by two Gods of Wealth at centre, a bat at top, the manufacturer's label at bottom (Chen's Village: Xiang Li), four corners inscribed with Chinese characters: 'fu, shou, kang, ning' that means 'happiness, longevity, health and peace'; all within a key-fret border.

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