Shao Hsing Yuan Pao, China, 1131-1163

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shao hsing yuan pao coin, Emperor Kao Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1131 - 1163
Obverse Image: Seal script read top, bottom, right, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: CHIEN / YEN / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original coin of the Chien Yen period.)
Reverse Image: Crescent (nail mark or new moon) above hole and dot (star) below.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
date made
1131 - 1163
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 29 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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