Spade Money, China, 400 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money, Chou Dynasty
China, 400 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text
Obverse Text: Romanization: AN / I / HUA / ERH / CHIN (Translation: Coin of An I value two chin, An I was the ancient name of the modern Hsia Hsien in Shensi.
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
date made
400 BCE
associated date
-0400 - -0340
place made
associated place
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Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 63 mm x 41 mm; 2 15/32 in x 1 5/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Stack Family
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History