Spade Money, Chines, 400 BCE

Description (Brief)
One (1) hollow-handle spade money (Pu coin), Zhou Kingdom
China, 400 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal character with three perpendicular lines.
Obverse Text: Romanization: HOU (Translation: Marquis)
Reverse Image: Three perpendicular lines.
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Spade, hollow handle; type II of Wang.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
400 BCE
ruler
Wang?
place made
China
country
China
political area
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 95.5 mm x 50.9 mm; 3 3/4 in x 2 in
ID Number
NU.32055.24
catalog number
32055.24
accession number
32055
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Data Source
National Museum of American History