Tea Brick, China, 19th Century

Tea Brick, China, 19th Century

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Description (Brief)
One (1) brick of tea
China, 19th Century
Obverse Image: N/A
Obverse Text: ВОΓАУИКО / ВЬІСОКІЍЦЕИЛОНСКІИ / NO. 45
Reverse Image: Half of a star.
Reverse Text: ҨӃ / ВЬІСОК / ЦЕЍЛОНС
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
nontraditional money
alternative currency
Other Terms
nontraditional money; asia; chinese turkestan
date made
19th century
place made
China
Physical Description
leaf, tea (overall material)
brown (overall color)
compressed in the brick form (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5.6 cm x 9.3 cm x 1.9 cm; 2 7/32 in x 3 21/32 in x 3/4 in
ID Number
NU.77.38.102
accession number
1977.1211
catalog number
77.38.102
Credit Line
The Stack Family
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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