Spade Money, China, 770 - 225 BCE

Description (Brief):

One (1) spade money (pu coin)

Description (Brief)

China, 770 - 255 BCE

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade; between them are two inscriptions in Seal character.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: NIEH / CHIN (Translation: Money of Nieh, the modern city Wu-hsiang in Shansi)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: MOU (Translation: The modern city Teng-chou in Shan-tung)

Date Made: 770 - 255 BCE

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of George B. Glover

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.32055.17Accession Number: 32055Catalog Number: 32055.17

Object Name: spade money

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 69.9 mm x 47.5 mm x 2 mm; 2 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1841198

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