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T'ien Ch'i T'ung Pao, China, 1621-1628

T'ien Ch'i T'ung Pao, China, 1621-1628

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Description (Brief)
One (1) t'ien ch'i t'ung pao coin, Emperor Hsi Tsung (Ming Dynasty)
China, 1621 - 1628
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, bottom, right, left: value two.
Obverse Text: Romanization: T'IEN / CH'I / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the T'ai Ch'ang Period)
Reverse Image: Orthodox characters above the hole.
Reverse Text: Romanization: YUN (Translation: for Yunnan)
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1621 - 1628
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 25 mm; 1/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Stack Family
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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