Square Foot Spade Money, China, ca 300 BCE

Square Foot Spade Money, China, ca 300 BCE

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Description (Brief)
One (1) square foot spade money, Chou Dynasty
China, ca 300 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text
Obverse Text: Romanization: AN / YANG (Transaltion: a city in the states of Chu ; modern Shan-tung.)
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
date made
ca 300 BCE
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 47 mm x 30 mm; 1 27/32 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Raymond, Mrs. Wayte
See more items in
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object