Cheng Lung Yuan Pao, China, 1156-1161

Cheng Lung Yuan Pao, China, 1156-1161

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Description (Brief)
One (1) cheng lung yuan pao coin, Emperor Wan-yen Liang (Chin (Nu-Chen) Tartars Dynasty)
China, 1156 - 1161
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: CHENG / LUNG / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original coin of the Cheng Lung period.)
Reverse Image: Crescent above, dots to the left, right, and below.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
1156 - 1161
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 24.5 mm; 1/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Mendel Peterson
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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