Imitation Spade Money, China, 770 - 255 BCE (imitation)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) imitation spade money (pu coin)
China, 770 - 255 BCE
Obverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade; between them are two inscriptions in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: LIANG / CHENG / SHANG / CHIN / TANG / LUEH (Transaltion: Rightly reckoned Chin of Liang equal to a Lueh).
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
date made
770 - 255 BCE
place made
associated place
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Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 54 mm x 40 mm x 3 mm; 2 1/8 in x 1 9/16 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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