Ant Nose Money, China, c.300 BCE

Ant Nose Money, China, c.300 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) ant nose money yi bi qian, Ch'u Dynasty
China, c.300 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal script text read from top to bottom.
Obverse Text: Romanization: jun (Translation: Chief)
Reverse Image:
Reverse Text:
General Information: Also called Ghost Face Money (gui lian qian 鬼脸钱)
Object Name
ghost face money
date made
ca 300 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 18 mm x 10 mm; 23/32 in x 13/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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