K'ai Yuan T'ung Pao, China, 780 - 785

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Description (Brief)
One (1) k'ai yuan t'ung pao coin, Emperor Te Tsung (Tang Dynasty)
China, 780 - 785
Obverse Image: Text read top, bottom, right, left AND/OR top, right, bottom left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: K'AI / YUAN / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: The Currency of the K'ai Yuan Period / The Currency of the Inauguration)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Date made
780 - 785
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 37 mm; 1/32 in x 1 15/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History