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: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: SHAO / HSING / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the Shao Hsing period.)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Unreadable character to the right of hole, Erh character for two or second above the hole.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Unknown / ERH

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: Mendel Peterson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU81047.157Catalog Number: NU81047.157Accession Number: 253346

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 31 mm; 1/32 in x 1 7/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1829294

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