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T'ien Ts'e Fu Pao, China, 896-930

T'ien Ts'e Fu Pao, China, 896-930

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Description (Brief)
One (1) t'ien ts'e fu pao coin, Emperor Ma Yin (The State of Ch'u)
China, 896 - 930
Obverse Image: Script read top, bottom, right, left (?)
Obverse Text: Romanization: T'IEN / TS'E / FU / PAO (Translation: Coin of the T'ien Ts'e Fu.)
Reverse Image: Character for Ma Yin
Reverse Text: Romanization: YIN (Translation: For Ma Yin).
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Object Name
Date made
896 - 930
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 3 mm x 45 mm; 1/8 in x 1 25/32 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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