Counterfeit Spade Money, China, 300 BCE

Description (Brief):

One (1) counterfeit spade money (pu coin),

Description (Brief)

China, 300 BCE

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are inscriptions in Seal character.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: P'EI / CH'IEN / TANG / SHIH / CHIN (Translation: Spade of P'ei, worth ten chin)

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Reverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are inscriptions in Seal character.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: SHIH / HUO (Translation: Ten huo).

Date Made: 300 BCEAssociated Date: -0206 - -0202

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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Credit Line: Smith, Mrs. E. D.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU87970Catalog Number: 87970Accession Number: 259584

Object Name: spade money

Physical Description: metal, bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 93 mm x 36 mm x 3 mm; 3 21/32 in x 1 13/32 in x 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-798f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_935783

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