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Ta An Yuan Pao, China, 1083-1091

Ta An Yuan Pao, China, 1083-1091

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Description (Brief)
One (1) ta an yuan pao coin, Emperor Tao Tsung (Tartar Dynasty)
China, 1083 - 1091
Obverse Image: Script read top to right.
Obverse Text: Romanization: TA / AN / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Currency of the Ta An Period.)
Reverse Image: Crescent above hole.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
1083 - 1091
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
Mendel Peterson
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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