Spade Money, China, 770 - 255 BCE (authenticity in question)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 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: AN / CHOU (Transaltion: May refer to two places: An I and P'ing Chou)
Reverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade.
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Authenticity in question.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
770 - 255 BCE
place made
China
political area
Unlinked Place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 66 mm x 39 mm x 2 mm; 2 19/32 in x 1 17/32 in x 3/32 in
ID Number
NU.32055.14
catalog number
32055.14
accession number
32055
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History