Ant Nose Money, China, ca600 BCE

Description (Brief)
One (1) ant nose money yi bi qian, Ch'u Dynasty
China, ca 600 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal script text read from top to bottom.
Obverse Text: Romanization:JIN (Translation: Chief)
Reverse Image:
Reverse Text:
General Information: Also called Ghost Face Money (gui lian qian) Denomination: imitation cowrie; Metal: ae; Date: 600 BC; Origin: 600 BC
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 600 BCE
place made
China
political area
Unlinked Place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.8 mm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1988.0062.0296
accession number
1988.0062
catalog number
1988.0062.0296
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object