Spade Money, China, 340 - 250 BCE

Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin),
China, 340 - 250 BCE
Obverse Image: Late spade type, worth 1/2 Chin.
Obverse Text: Romanization: KUO / I (Translation: place between the States of Cheng and Sung)
Reverse Image: Seal text.
Reverse Text: Romanization: PA / HUA (also read YI / FEN)
date made
340 - 250 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.1 cm x 3.1 cm x .1 cm; 2 in x 1 7/32 in x 1/32 in
ID Number
NU.32055.10
catalog number
32055.10
accession number
32055
collector/donor number
G10
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History