Modern Imitation QI (Chi) Knife Money, China, 683 - 263 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) modern imitation Qi (Chi) knife,
China, 683 - 263 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text with two lines on the handle.
Obverse Text: Romanization: AN / YANG / CHIEN / PANG / CHIU / CHI (OR) PAO (OR CH'U / HUA) (Translation: Lucky or precious coin or currency of An Yang in the State of Ch'i on the founding of the States.)
Reverse Image: Three lines, dot, and character.
Reverse Text: Romanization: HUA (Translation: Thirty hua, issued in the 9th year (368 BCE) of Wei Wang of Ch'i)
Currently not on view
date made
19th century
date on coin
683 - 263 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 175 mm x 37 mm x 4 mm; 6 7/8 in x 1 15/32 in x 5/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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