Imitation Spade Money, China, 300 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) imitation spade money (pu coin), Chou Dynasty
China, 300 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text
Obverse Text: Romanization: KUO / I (Translation: A place between the States of Cheng and Sung.)
Reverse Image: Doubtful, deciphered in multiple ways.
Reverse Text: Romanization: PA / HUA (Translation: Either "one fen" or "equal to eight pieces")
Currently not on view
date made
300 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 47 mm x 32 mm x 2 mm; 1 27/32 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/32 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