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Du Tige-Shapred Tally
 

         

The Warring States Period (Qin)

Height:4.4cm  Length:9.5cm

Unearthed in 1957 from Duchengcun,Xi'an

  This tiger-sharped tally has an inscription of 40 characters

indicating that the tally was the left tally controlled by a general

who garrisoned in a place called Du.In ancient China, the tally was

a token by used by the king to control his army.