Square Foot Spade Money, China, ca 300 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) square foot spade money, Chou Dynasty
China, ca 300 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text
Obverse Text: Romanization: Liang (Transaltion: LIANG was a city in the state of Liang (Wei) to which the capital was moved later in the 4th century BC.)
Reverse Image: Plain with a line running from below the hole to the end of the coin.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
date made
ca 300 BCE
issuing authority
Ho Qui Li
ruler, general
place made
associated place
Unlinked Place
Physical Description
metal,copper (overall material)
overall: 50 mm x 35 mm; 1 31/32 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History