Spade Money, China, 300 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin), Chou Dynasty
China, 300 BCE
Obverse Image:Seal script.
Obverse Text: Romanization: TAO / YANG (Translation: Name of a place in SW Shantung)
Reverse Image: Seal character to the right of spade.
Reverse Text: Romanization: YU (Translation: right)
Denomination: Spade money; Metal: ae; Date: 300 BC; Origin: 300 BC; made in T'ao Yang
Location
Currently not on view
date made
300 BCE
place made
China
city
Unlinked Place
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 48 mm x 32 mm x .5 mm; 1 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/32 in
ID Number
NU.66.12763
catalog number
66.12763
accession number
268682
Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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