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Ant Nose Money, China, ca 600 BCE

Ant Nose Money, China, ca 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: AN-YANG (A province in China)
Reverse Image:
Reverse Text:
General Information: Also called Ghost Face Money (gui lian qian)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
ca 600 BCE
associated date
-0600
place made
China
associated place
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 17 mm; 1/32 in x 21/32 in
ID Number
NU.42339.2
catalog number
42339.2
accession number
158918
Credit Line
Patterson, B.C.
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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