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Spade Money, China, 340 - 250 BCE

Spade Money, China, 340 - 250 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin),
China, 340 - 250 BCE
Obverse Image: Late spade type, worth 1/2 Chin.
Obverse Text: Romanization: KUO / I (Translation: place between the States of Cheng and Sung)
Reverse Image: Seal text.
Reverse Text: Romanization: PA / HUA (also read YI / FEN)
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
340 - 250 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 5.1 cm x 3.1 cm x.1 cm; 2 in x 1 7/32 in x 1/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor 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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