Imitation Qi (Ch'i) Knife, China, ca 900-800 BCE (imitation)

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One (1) imitation Qi (Ch'i) knife,

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China, ca 900-800 BCE

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Obverse Image: Three Seal characters.

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Obverse Text: Romanization: CH'I / FA / ? / HUO (Translation: The authorized currency of Ch'i)

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Reverse Image: Three lines, stroke, dot in a circle, and two x's with two lines down the hilt.

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Rverse Text: Romanization: SAN / ?

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General Information: Imitation.

Date Made: ca 900 - 800 BCEAssociated Date: -1122 - -2255

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: ChinaAssociated Place: China

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Wilson, R.S.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.73.114.082Catalog Number: 73.114.082Accession Number: 312055

Object Name: knife money

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 66 mm x 31 mm x 3 mm; 2 19/32 in x 1 7/32 in x 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_935839

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