Shun Hsi Yuan Pao, China, 1174-1190

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shun hsi yuan pao coin, Emperor Hsiao Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1174 - 1190
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: SHUN / HSI / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original coin of the Shun Hsi period.)
Reverse Image: Shih Erh character above the hole for the twelfth year of the reign in which the coin was coined.
Reverse Text: Romanization: SHIH / ERH (Translation: twelfth)
Currently not on view
date made
1174 - 1190
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 23.5 mm; 1/32 in x 15/16 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


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