Long Square Foot Spade, China, ca 14

Long Square Foot Spade, China, ca 14

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Description (Brief)
One (1) long square foot (huo pu) spade money, Wang Mang Dynasty
China, ca 14
Obverse Image: Right and left seal characters with a line running form below the hole to the end of the coin
Obverse Text: Romanization: HUO / PU (Transaltion: Exchange Pu or coin.)
Reverse Image: Plain with a line running from below the hole to the end of the coin.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
pu coin
date made
ca 14
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 59 mm x 23 mm; 2 5/16 in x 29/32 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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