Spade Money, China, 770 - 225 BCE (authenticity in question)

Description (Brief):

One (1) spade money (pu coin)

Description (Brief)

China, 770 - 255 BCE

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

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Obverse Text: Romanization: HAN / TAN (Transaltion: Was the capital city of the State of Chao (BCE 403), the modern Kuang P'ing Fu in Chih'li)

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Reverse Image: One line in handle, and one line to right and left of spade body.

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Reverse Text: N/A

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General Information: Authenticity in question.

Date Made: 770 - 255 BCE

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: ChinaCountry: ChinaPolitical Area: China

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

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Credit Line: Bequest of George B. Glover

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.32055.15Catalog Number: 32055.15Accession Number: 32055

Object Name: spade money

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 82 mm x 48 mm x 2 mm; 3 7/32 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-94f4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_835124

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