Amulet, China, 1235 - 1237

Description (Brief)
One (1) amulet
China, 1235 - 1237
Obverse Image: Four lines of Orthodox text read top to bottom, right to left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: HSIEN / FENG / LIU / NIEN / SHANG / HAI / HSIEN / HAO / SHANG / WANG / YUNG / HSSENG / HSU / WEN / YIN / PING (Translation: Hsieng Feng 6th year, Shanghai district of the firm, the Merchant Wang Yung sheng , a silver cake of the standard purity).
Reverse Image: Four lines of Orthodox text read top to bottom, right to left.
Reverse Text: Romanization: CHU / YUAN / YU / CHIEN / CH'ING / TS'AO / P'ING / SHIH / CHUNG / YI / LIANG / YIN / CHIANG / WAN / CHUAN / TSAO (Translation: Under the inspection of Chu Yuan-yu, Cast, ordinary balance; true, Weight one tael, silver, Silver smith Wan Ch'uan executed.
General Information: Produced in Shanghai under the direction of the Intendant of Mint.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1235 - 1237
date made
1856
place made
China
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 mm x 40.5 mm; 1/8 in x 1 19/32 in
ID Number
NU.32055.1237
catalog number
32055.1237
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

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