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K'ai Yuan T'ung Pao, China, 841-847

K'ai Yuan T'ung Pao, China, 841-847

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Description (Brief)
One (1) k'ai yuan t'ung pao coin, Emperor Wu Tsung (Tang Dynasty)
China, 841 - 847
Obverse Image: Characters read top, bottom, right, left AND/OR top right bottom left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: K'AI / YUAN / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the K'ai Yuan Period or Currency of the inauguration.)
Reverse Image: Character for Ching representing Ching-Chao, prefecture where the capital Lo-yang was; crescent or new moon below the hole.
Reverse Text: Romanization: Ching
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
841-847
place made
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 24 mm; 1/32 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
NU.66.12835
catalog number
66.12835
accession number
268682
Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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