Modern Imitation Ming Knife Money, China, 481 - 255 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
481 - 255 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 145 mm x 20 mm x 2 mm; 5 23/32 in x 25/32 in x 3/32 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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