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  bat with ancient coin

 

Vietnam

A bat, known in Chinese as fu and a homonym with the Chinese word for good luck, holding a yasui qian (fig.), i.e. a stringed ancient Chinese fang kong qian coin (fig.), thus representing a symbol  and good luck charm to invite good fortune.

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