Any idea what this is? I tried google lens but not seeing any close matches. It sort of resembles some bronze pieces.
If I read the characters correctly, it is a bar of silver from the time of the Guangxu emperor of China (1871 - 1908), who was the penultimate emperor of the Qing dynasty.
The top characters are 奉天紋銀 which means that it is "pattern silver" and I'm guessing it's from a fengtian refinery? Pattern silver is something from the Ming dynasty (https://zh-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/zh-tw/纹银?_x_tr_sl=zh-TW&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp).
The middle block of characters state that it's from the Guangxu era.
I think the bottom block of characters indicate the amount of silver (in taels) in the bar.
Very cool. Thanks!