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 / CH'I (Translation: Left seven).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
481 - 255 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 142 mm x 24 mm x 3 mm; 5 19/32 in x 15/16 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.32055.52
catalog number
32055.52
accession number
32055
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