Cheng Te T'ung Pao, China, 1506-1522

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One (1) cheng te t'ung pao coin, Emperor Wu Tsung (Ming Dynasty)

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China, 1506 - 1522

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Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, bottom, right, left; dragon and phoenix along the rim.

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Obverse Text: Romanization: CHENG / TE / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the Cheng Te period.)

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Reverse Image: Orthodox character above the hole.

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Reverse Text: Romanization: WEN

[[Obverse Text]] 正德通寶 [[Transliteration]] ZHENG / DE / TONG / BAO [[Translation]] Currency of the Zheng De mint

[[Reverse Text]] 文 [[Transliteration]] WEN

Date Made: 1506 - 1522

Crowdsourcing: Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteersLocation: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Stack Family

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.77.61.693Accession Number: 1977.0796Catalog Number: 77.61.693

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 32 mm; 1/32 in x 1 1/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1820541

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