Shao Hsi Yuan Pao, China, 1190-1194

Description (Brief):

One (1) shao hsi yuan pao coin, Emperor Kuang Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)

Description (Brief)

China, 1190 - 1194

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left :value two.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: SHAO / HSI / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original Coin of the Shao Hsi period.)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: San character notating the third year of reign below hole.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: SAN (Translation: third )

Date Made: 1190 - 1194

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.32055.408Catalog Number: 32055.408Accession Number: 32055

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 24.5 mm; 1/32 in x 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1828250

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