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Michael is our go-to guy for this.
Maybe a poker chip from Macau?
Thanks Tom, I'll do a little research on Chinese Poker Chips. At least its a place to start.
I don't think it's a poker chip, but rather a Chinese "Lucky coin" (Feng Shui) to be worn around your neck often with a beaded necklace. Other Asian countries, Japan and Korea have similar medallions. I think the two characters (letters) in the center define its use. That's where Michael comes in, he is Chinese and reads it.
I Ching (Pronounced, Yee Tsing)
Ching = Book, I = changes
Book of Changes
The three lined symbols are representative of numbers. There are three coins used with I Ching, though not legal tender. I Ching has been used for, and misused for, fortune telling from the earliest days of I Chings inception. Shake and drop the coins and the values determine a single result, many throws culminate to the overall result. As Tom mentioned, "lucky coins" are coins kept or together somewhere, in order to promote wealth. These "lucky coins" can either be legal tender, or I Ching coins. I Ching coins have a square hole in the centre, as do some of the legal tender coins, which does make tied them together very straight forward.
The I Ching wheel you have may not be used specifically for I Ching but could be simply an item created for aesthetic appeal, incorporating the I Ching theme. Others do use such wheels, much like a reminder guide for the results and categories for each throw.
There are 64 number symbols in I Ching.
You're good Michael!
I was trying to edit this, as I wanted to change something. In the version I am most familiar with, 3 coins are used, however, in the interest of more well-rounded information, there are 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 coin methods. There is a lot more information on I Ching available everywhere online, as well as many variations on how to use and incorporate I Ching, as well as some conflicting historical information.
If you goof up after your edit time (15minutes) has expired, Copy your Post, then terminate your post using the blue bold X in right margin, then click Paste and your old, erroneous post will reappear. You can then correct your errors, change pics, history, misspelled words, or whatever. Don't forget to Add Reply.
Very good, I wasn't aware I could delete the posts, only that I couldn't edit them after 15 minutes.
Are they visible immediately upon clicking the Add Reply button, or does it become visible after the 15 minutes editing grace window has expired?
I think you can see your post, but others can't until after 15 minutes. However if you sign off your post goes up immediately. You can edit your new post as usual.
If you copy/paste you have 15 minutes to make corrections.