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Chih Tao Yuan Pao, China, 976-997

Chih Tao Yuan Pao, China, 976-997

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Description (Brief)
One (1) chih tao yuan pao coin, Emperor T'ai Tsung (Northern Sung Dynasty)
China, 976 - 997
Obverse Image: Grass script read top,right, left, bottom
Obverse Text: Romanization: CHIH / TAO / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original Currency of the Chih Tao period.)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Written in the orthodox, running hand, or the grass characters.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
976 - 997
place made
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 25 mm; 1/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
NU.77.61.157
catalog number
77.61.157
accession number
1977.0796
Credit Line
Stack Family
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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