Hung Wu T'ung Pao, China, 1368-1399

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Description (Brief)
One (1) hung wu t'ung pao coin, Emperor T'ai Tsu (Ming Dynasty)
China, 1368 - 1399
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, bottom, right, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: HUNG / WU / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the Hung Wu period.)
Reverse Image: Orthodox character to the right of the hole.
Reverse Text: Romanization: YI / CH'IEN (Translation: one cash)
Currently not on view
Date made
1368 - 1399
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 23 mm; 1/32 in x 29/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bullowa, Catherine
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History