Sang P'yong T'ong Bo, Kumwiyong, Court Guard Military Unit, Korea, 1752

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One (1) sang p'yong t'ong bo coin, Court Guard Military Unit

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Korea, 1752

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Obverse Image: Four Chinese characters read top, bottom, right, left

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Obverse Text: Romanization: SANG / P'YONG / T'ONG / BO (Translation: Always Even Currency)

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Reverse Image: Oyongch'ong, Special Army Unit at top, the twelfth character from the Thousand Character Classic to the bottom.

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Reverse Text: Romanization: KUM / ? (Translation: Kumwiyong, Court Guard Military Unit, Twelfth character of the Thousand Character Classic).

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General Information: Value Two

Date Made: 1752

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Korea

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0060.2397Catalog Number: 2017.0060.2397Accession Number: 2017.0060

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_1838441

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