Ming Knife Money, China, 481 - 255 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Ming knife money
China, 481 - 255 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text with three lines on the handle.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MING (for the city of Ming)
Reverse Image: Three Seal characters.
Reverse Text: Romanization: TSO / SHANG (Translation: Left upper.)
Currently not on view
date made
19th century
date on coin
481 - 255 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 140 mm x 25 mm x 3 mm; 5 1/2 in x 31/32 in x 1/8 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