Shun Yu Yuan Pao, China, 1241-1252

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shun yu yuan pao coin, Emperor Li Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1241-1252
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: SHUN / YU / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original Coin of the Shun Yu period.)
Reverse Image: Liu character for sixth year of the period below the hole.
Reverse Text: Romanization: LIU (Transition: sixth)
Currently not on view
date made
1241 - 1252
associated date
1225 - 1265
head of government
Li Tsung
Shun Yu
place made
associated place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 24 mm; 1/32 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
related event
Reign of the Northern Sung Dynasty
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Data Source
National Museum of American History