Counterfeit Qi (Chi) Knife Money, China, 683 - 263 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) counterfeit knife money, Interregnum of Wang Mang
China, 7 - 22
Obverse Image: Four Seal characters on the coin hilt and blade of the knife.
Obverse Text: Romanization: YIH / TAO / P'ING / WU / CHIEN (Translation: One knife five thousand.)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Value 5000 cash
Currently not on view
date made
19th century
date on coin
683 - 263 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 179 mm x 35 mm x 6 mm; 7 1/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/4 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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