Spade Money, China, 400 BCE (counterfeit)

Description (Brief):

One (1) counterfeit spade money (pu coin)

Description (Brief)

China, 400 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: LIANG / CH'U / CHIN / WU / ERH / SHIH / TANG / LUEH (Transaltion: Either, "Hoes (spades) of Liang's Treasury: 20 equal to a Lueh," of "Valuable Chin of Liang equal to 5 pieces: two equal to ten").

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: N/A

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: N/A

Date Made: 400 BCEAssociated Date: -0400 - -0340

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: ChinaPolitical Area: China

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

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Credit Line: Smith, Mrs. E. D.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU87968Catalog Number: NU8768Accession Number: 259584

Object Name: spade moneypu

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 59.5 mm x 39 mm x 1 mm; 2 11/32 in x 1 17/32 in x 1/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-0909-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1826107

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