Ant Nose Money, China, ca 600 BCE

Ant Nose Money, China, ca 600 BCE

Description (Brief)
One (1) Ant Nose Money yi bi qian, Ch'u dynasty
China, c.600 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal script text read from top to bottom.
Obverse Text: Romanization: AN-YANG (A province in China)
Reverse Image:
Reverse Text:
General Information: Also called Ghost Face Money (gui lian qian 鬼脸钱)
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 600 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 17 mm; 1/32 in x 21/32 in
ID Number
NU.210323
catalog number
210323
accession number
38052
Credit Line
Rev. Patterson, B. Craig
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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