Ant Nose Money, China, c. 600 BCE

Ant Nose Money, China, c. 600 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Ant Nose Money yi bi qian, Ch'u dynasty
China, c.600 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal script text read from top to bottom.
Obverse Text: Romanization PAN / LIANG (Transaltions: Half tael)
Reverse Image:
Reverse Text:
General Information: Also called Ghost Face Money (gui lian qian 鬼脸钱)
Currently not on view
Object Name
ant nose money
Date made
ca 600 BCE
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 18 mm; 1/32 in x 23/32 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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