Amulet, China, n.d.

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One (1) amulet
China, n.d.
Obverse Image: Four Orthodox characters read top, bottom, right, left; to right is a figure of Po Chien and to left is a horse.
Obverse Text: Romanization: FENG / SHEN / KUNG (Translation: The worthy deifier).
Reverse Image: Two Seal characters to right and left.
Reverse Text: Romanization: WU / ZHU (Translation: Five zhu (chu)).
General Information: According to Feng Shen, Chiang Shang, the Secretary of State to Wen Wang was appointed by the Buddhists and Taoists to superintend the deification of all those who were killed in the battles that occurred between Wu Wang and Chou Wang (1122 BCE). He appointed Po Chien, a deceased minister of Chou Wang, to guide good souls with his raised flag called "Yin Yun Fan" or "the soul guiding banner."
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 2.9 mm x 49.9 mm; 1/8 in x 1 31/32 in
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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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