Ch'i Knife, China, 7 - 22

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Ch'i knife, Wang Mang
China, 7-22
Obverse Image: A knife shaped coin with a handle formed like a cash coin; on the coin handle are two Seal characters, a crescent, and dot all inlaid with gold; Seal characters also go down the knife "blade."
Obverse Text: Romanization: YIH / TAO / P'ING / WU / CHIEN (Translation: One knife: value five thousand.)
Reverse Image: A knife shaped coin with a handle formed like a cash coin; on the coin handle are two Seal characters inlaid with gold; Seal characters also go down the knife "blade."
Reverse Text: Text: YIH / TAO / P'ING / WU / CHIEN (Translation: One knife: value five thousand.)
General Information: Value 5000 cash; Metal: ae; Date: 7 - 12 AD; Origin: 7 - 12 AD; Ruler: Wang Mang
Location
Currently not on view
date made
7 - 12
place made
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 67.7 mm; 1/32 in x 2 21/32 in
ID Number
1988.0613.0001
accession number
1988.0613
catalog number
1988.0613.0001
Credit Line
Pelham, Herbert
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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