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by May 17, 2019Common Forgeries

 

Sankō, Mozō, Mihon Positions

Sankō Horizontal – Position 1: (on either side of central inscription, the actual North/South positions vary considerably.) Found on Syllabic 2 (ro): green, and Syllabic 4 (ni): blue.

Sankō Horizontal – Position 2: (faint sanko N of lower inner corner ornaments between dragons’ bodies and inner frame lines.) Found on Syllabic 2 (ro): green or blue.

Sankō Horizontal – Position 3: (below central inscription.) Found on Syllabic 4 (ni): blue.

Sankō horizontal – Position 4: (two tiny characters close together NW of central inscription.) Found on Syllabic 1 (i): green.

Sankō vertical: (below central inscription.) Found on Syllabic 2 (ro): green, Syllabic 4 (ni): blue

Mozō horizontal: (below central inscription.) Found on Syllabic 2 (ro): green.

Mihon horizontal – Position 1: (on either side of bottom character in central inscription.) Found on Syllabic 2 (ro): green.

Mihon horizontal – Position 2: (below central inscription.) Found on Syllabic 4 (ni): blue.