Chinese Coin of Happiness. Pewter pendant
Pewter pendant, unalterable tin, copper and antimony alloy. With cord. 2 faces. Approx size: 32 mm.
It brings luck and happiness in the house where it is placed. This currency existed in China before the monetary system. It was an honorable distinction granted to nobles, heroes, good people. Receiving such a distinction provided appreciation, social promotion, privileges and improvement of materialistic position. After the introduction of paper money, it was given as a gift and nowadays it's used in Feng-Shui arrangements.