Ta Kuan T'ung Pao, China, 1107-1109

Description (Brief):

One (1) ta kuan t'ung pao coin, Hui Tsung (Northern Sung Dynasty)

Description (Brief)

China, 1107-1109

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Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left: Value Ten.

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Obverse Text: Romanization: TA / KUAN / T'UNG / PAO

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Reverse Image: N/A

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Reverse Text: N/A

Description (Brief)

General Information: This bronze circular coin has a deep green patina with a square cut out of its center. The coin was stuck on only one side, a high ridge of metal formed along its circumference and the center square cut out. Four Chinese characters, in high relief, flank all four sides of the center square cut-out.

Date Made: 1107-1109Date Of Rule: 1102-1125

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2008.0108.0009Accession Number: 2008.0108Catalog Number: 2008.0108.0009

Object Name: cash coincoin

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 41 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-6998-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1340632

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