Relief stars

The simplest form of reverse embellishment was for the die-maker to sink a star into the die that made the reverse hollow, thus producing a star in raised relief on the finished Maozhang.

rstar5 36mm 4.6g rstar4 50mm 10.3g rstar3 rstar2

50mm   10.3g

36mm   4.6g

45mm   9.3g

43mm   5.4g