Round, bronze coin-shaped charm with a square hole at the centre, surrounded on the obverse by a horse and two Chinese characters, 'hua liu' meaning red horse or good horse, arranged from top to bottom. On the reverse, four Chinese characters 'ba long shang zhui' meaning eight dragons, top class horse, are arranged from top to bottom and right to left.

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