Hollow-Handle Spade, China, 400 BCE

Description (Brief)
One (1) hollow-handle spade money (Pu coin), Zhou Kingdom
China, 400 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal character with three perpendicular lines.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MOU (Translation: Marquis)
Reverse Image: Three perpendicular lines.
Reverse Text: N/A
date made
400 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.4 cm x 5 cm x 1.35 cm; 3 11/16 in x 1 31/32 in x 17/32 in
ID Number
NU.32055.25
catalog number
32055.25
accession number
32055
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History