Spade Money, China, 400 BCE

Spade Money, China, 400 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin), Chou Dynasty
China, 400 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text
Obverse Text: Romanization: AN / I / HUA / ERH / CHIN (Translation: Coin of An I value two chin, An I was the ancient name of the modern Hsia Hsien in Shensi.)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
400 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 65 mm x 40 mm x 3 mm; 2 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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