Ant Nose Money, China, ca 600 BCE

Description (Brief)
One (1) Ant Nose Money yi bi qian, Ch'u dynasty
China, ca 600 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal script text read from top to bottom.
Obverse Text: Romanization: JIN (Translation: Chief)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Also called Ghost Face Money (gui lian qian)
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 600 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 19 mm; 1/32 in x 3/4 in
ID Number
NU.42339.1
catalog number
42339.1
accession number
158918
Credit Line
Patterson, B.C.
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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