Chien Yen T'ung Pao, China, 1127-1131

Chien Yen T'ung Pao, China, 1127-1131

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Description (Brief)
One (1) chien yen t'ung pao coin, Emperor Kao Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1127 - 1131
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, bottom, right, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: CHIEN / YEN / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the Chien Yen period.)
Reverse Image: Character Chuan: Three strokes above the hole.
Reverse Text: Romanization: CHUAN (Translation: refers to the Western Szechuan)
Currently not on view
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Date made
1127 - 1131
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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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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