Imitation Spade Money (Pu Coin), China, 7 - 23

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Description (Brief)
One (1) imitation spade money (pu coin), Wang Mang Interregnum
China, 7 - 23
Obverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are inscriptions in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: TA / PU / HUANG / CH'IEN (Translation: The great pu value thousand)
Reverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are figures looking towards center.
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
date made
7 - 23
associated date
0009 - 0022
ruler, general
Wang Mang
maker
China Mint
place made
China
associated place
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 101 mm x 46.5 mm x 1 mm; 3 31/32 in x 1 27/32 in x 1/32 in
ID Number
NU.73.114.83
catalog number
73.114.83
accession number
312055
Credit Line
R. S. Wilson
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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