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)
Currently not on view
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Date made
ca 600 BCE
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Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 16 mm; 1/32 in x 5/8 in
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Credit Line
Patterson, B.C.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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