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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 Lan for Lan-t'ien Hsien to the right of the hole.
Reverse Text: Romanization: LAN
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
841 - 847
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 24 mm; 1/32 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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