Coin Sword

Description (Brief)
One (1) coin sword, Chien Lung
China, n.d.
Coin sword constructed of cash pieces strung together including several decorative dangling pieces.
General Information: Sword came in with information denoting it as a gift given to soldiers for their meritorious service. Coin swords were traditionally used as wards against evil spirits who inflicted illness, so the accompanying information may be incorrect.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
n.d.
place made
China
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 572 mm x 105 mm x 3 mm; 22 17/32 in x 4 1/8 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.231800
catalog number
231800
accession number
43608
Credit Line
J. Watts de Peyster
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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