Ming Knife Money, China, 481-255 BCE

Description (Brief):

One (1) Ming knife money

Description (Brief)

China, 481 - 255 BCE

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Seal text with three lines on the handle.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: MING (for the city of Ming)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Three Seal characters.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: TSO / SAN (Translation: Left three.)

Date Made: 481 - 255 BCE

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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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0060.1476Catalog Number: 2017.0060.1476Accession Number: 2017.0060

Object Name: knife money

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ff51-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1837498

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