CHINA: AE charm (60.98g), CCH-1883, 53mm, thick type with wide rim, Lei Ling "Daoist curse charm", lei zou sha gui jiang jing / zhan yao chu xie yong bao / shen qing feng / tai shang lao jun ji ji zhi ling which translates as "God of Thunder (Lei) clear out and kill the ghosts and send down purity / Behead the demons / Expel the evil and keep us eternally safe / Let this command from Lao Zi be executed quickly" // eight trigrams with inscription qián kan gèn zhèn xùn lí kun duì around, engraved into eight-sided floral shape, from old collection with embossed card made by the collector, Fine, ex Charles Opitz Collection. The large characters at the extreme right and extreme left of the obverse are not Chinese, but rather Daoist "magic writing." Regarding the very large character on the left, the upper half is "magic writing" for the Chinese character lei, which means "thunder" and refers to the "God of Thunder." The lower part is "magic writing" for the Chinese character ling, which means "to order." This charm type was likely cast in the Qing dynasty.