Spade Money, China, 770 - 225 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 / I / HUA / ERH / CHIN (Transaltion: Coin of An I value two Chin).
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
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 57 mm x 38 mm x 2 mm; 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/32 in
ID Number
NU.32055.18
accession number
32055
catalog number
32055.18
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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