Shao Hsing Yuan Pao, China, 1131-1163

Shao Hsing Yuan Pao, China, 1131-1163

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shao hsing t'ung pao coin, Emperor Kao Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1131 - 1163
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: SHAO / HSING / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the Shao Hsing period.)
Reverse Image: Unreadable character to the right of hole, Wu character for five or fifth above the hole; crescent (nail mark or new moon) below.
Reverse Text: Unknown / WU
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1131 - 1163
place made
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 31 mm; 1/32 in x 1 7/32 in
ID Number
NU.NU81047.158
catalog number
NU81047.158
accession number
253346
Credit Line
Mendel Peterson
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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