'Ma-Lan' Copper Token - Republic of China, from the year 7 (1918) by the warlord Xi-Hou Deng.
Obv: Horse running to the left, facing right.
In 1918, the Governor of Yunnan Province, Tang Ji-Yao, ordered to mint his portrait on a medal with an orchid ('Lan' in Chinese) on the obverse and a horse ('Ma' in Chinese) on the reverse as a gift for propaganda. Therefore, people named it 'Ma Lan' medal.
Due to the shortage of copper coins in circulation in Yunnan and Szechuan, the warlord Xi-Hou Deng started to copy the design of 'Ma Lan' medal, used it on token, people call it 'Ma-Lan' Token.
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- - Republic of China (1918-1926) - minted by the warlord Xi-Hou Deng