K'ai Yuan, China, 618-626

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One (1) k'ai yuan coin, Emperor Kao Tsu (Tang Dynasty)

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China, 618-626

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Obverse Image: Text read top, bottom, right, left.

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Obverse Text: Romanization: K'AI / YUAN / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: The Currency of the K'ai Yuan Period)

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Reverse Image: Two dots (stars?).

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Reverse Text:

Date Made: 618-626

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: Stack Family

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.77.61.129Catalog Number: 77.61.129Accession Number: 1977.0796

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 25.5 mm; 1/32 in x 1 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-58d7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1822986

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