Spade Money, China, 770 - 255 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin, fantasy)
China, 770 - 255 BCE
Obverse Image: Two lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade; between them are two inscriptions in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: HO / CH'IN (Transaltion: Name of district Ying-chou Fu in An-hui)
Reverse Image: Three perpendicular lines.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
date made
770 - 255 BCE
place made
political area
Unlinked Place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 53 mm x 30 mm x 2 mm; 2 3/32 in x 1 3/16 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


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