Huang Sung T'ung Pao, China, 1038-1040

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One (1) huang sung t'ung pao coin, Emperor Jen Tsung (Northern Sung Dynasty)

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China, 1038 - 1040

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

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Obverse Text: Romanization: HUANG / SUNG / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: The Imperial Coinage of Sung.)

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Reverse Image: N/A

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Reverse Text: N/A

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General Information: The new year title was Pao Yuan but a repetition in the cash legend of the character Pao was bad form, thus Huang Sung T'ung Pao was chosen for the coinage.

Date Made: 1038 - 1040

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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

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Credit Line: Mendel Peterson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU81047.445Catalog Number: NU81047.445Accession Number: 253346

Object Name: coin

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-b174-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1830145

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