Shao Hsing Yuan Pao, China, 1131-1163

Description (Brief):

One (1) shao hsing yuan pao coin, Emperor Kao Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)

Description (Brief)

China, 1131 - 1163

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Seal script read top, bottom, right, left.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: SHAO / HSING / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original coin of the Shao Hisng period.)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: N/A

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: N/A

Date Made: 1131 - 1163

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.32055.370Catalog Number: 32055.370Accession Number: 32055

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 28.9 mm; 1/32 in x 1 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1828212

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