Spade Money, China, 770 - 225 BCE (authenticity in question)

Description (Brief):

One (1) spade money (pu coin),

Description (Brief)

China, 770 - 255 BCE

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade; between them are two inscriptions in Seal character.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: AN / I / HUA / ERH / CHIN (Transaltion: Coin of An I value two Chin).

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: N/A

Description (Brief)

General Information: Authenticity in question.

Date Made: 770 - 255 BCE

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, East Asian Coins


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of George B. Glover

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.32055.18Accession Number: 32055Catalog Number: 32055.18

Object Name: puspade money

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 57 mm x 38 mm x 2 mm; 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1340629

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