Ming Knife Money, China, 481-255 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Ming knife money
China, 481 - 255 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text with three lines on the handle.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MING (for the city of Ming)
Reverse Image: Three Seal characters.
Reverse Text: YU / (remaining characters undecipherable)
Location
Currently not on view
date made
481 - 255 BCE
associated date
-1122 - -0255
maker
China Mint
place made
China
associated place
Unlinked Place
Unlinked Place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 140 mm x 25 mm x 2 mm; 5 1/2 in x 31/32 in x 3/32 in
ID Number
NU.77.61.064
catalog number
77.61.64
accession number
1977.0796
Credit Line
Stack Family
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History