Spade Money, China, 400 BCE

Spade Money, China, 400 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) hollow-handle spade money (Pu coin), Zhou Kingdom
China, 400 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal character with three perpendicular lines.
Obverse Text: Romanization: HOU (Translation: Marquis)
Reverse Image: Three perpendicular lines.
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Premonitory. Spade, hollow handle; type II of Wang
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
pu
date made
400 BCE
place made
China
associated place
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 95 mm x 51.5 mm x 1 mm; 3 3/4 in x 2 1/32 in x 1/32 in
ID Number
1988.0062.0291
accession number
1988.0062
catalog number
1988.0062.0291
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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