Modern Imitation QI (Chi) Knife Money, China, 19th century

Description (Brief):

One (1) modern imitation Qi (Chi) knife,

Description (Brief)

China, 683 - 263 BCE (19th century)

Description (Brief)

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

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: CH'I / CHI / HUA (OR) CH'I / PAO / HUA (OR) CH'I / CH'U / HUA (Translation: Lucky coin of the State of Ch'i (OR) Precious coin of the State of Ch'i (OR) Currency of the State of Ch'i)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Three lines, dot, and seal charater.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: SAN / SHANG (Translation: Thirty with first quality.)

Date Made: 19th centuryDate On Coin: 683 - 263 BCE

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: Bequest of George B. Glover

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.32055.46Catalog Number: 32055.46Accession Number: 32055

Object Name: knife money

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 180 mm x 34 mm x 3 mm; 7 3/32 in x 1 11/32 in x 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1842238

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