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
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
400 BCE
place made
associated place
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 95 mm x 51.5 mm x 1 mm; 3 3/4 in x 2 1/32 in x 1/32 in
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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