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Cheng Ho T'ung Pao, China, 1111-1118

Cheng Ho T'ung Pao, China, 1111-1118

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Description (Brief)
One (1) cheng ho t'ung pao coin, Emperor Hui Tsung (Northern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1111 - 1118
Obverse Image: Seal script read top, right, bottom, left. (?)
Obverse Text: Romanization: CHENG / HO / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: Currency of the Cheng Ho period.)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
1111 - 1118
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 25.5 mm; 1/32 in x 1 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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