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What are the characters on this seal? The middle two seem to be 皇帝, but I can't make out the other four.

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edited, according to info provided by droooze.

the recognised character in sequence:


character 5:後 (u+5f8c)


character 6:裔 (u+88d4)


character 3:皇 (u+7687)


character 4:帝 (u+5e1d)


character 1, the left component is 水 (u+6c34), the left one, wait :)

edited. with help from droooze, this one should be 漢 (u+6f22)


character 2, this one would be 亙 (u+4e99)


so, it would be read as "漢亙皇帝後裔", roughly "the descendent of emperor '漢亙帝'"

have fun :)

  • Character 5 is 漢 I think
    – dROOOze
    Aug 21, 2018 at 2:54
  • @droooze yes, you got it :) any idea about character 6? imo, i wonder if it's a chinese character :) Aug 21, 2018 at 3:00
  • Best guess at the moment is 亘, as abbreviation of 漢桓帝. Maybe this is a badly made seal on a TV show haha
    – dROOOze
    Aug 21, 2018 at 3:04
  • 亘, great, a best guess :) btw, i think that, an emperor's seal should be made by gold, or jade. so, may we say that it's a counterfeit, according to the photo :) Aug 21, 2018 at 3:10
  • What does 汉桓帝 have to do with 后齐(北齐)? According to google they are separated by over 400 years. Aug 21, 2018 at 3:39

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