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Hsien P'ing Yuan Pao, China, 998-1004

Hsien P'ing Yuan Pao, China, 998-1004

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Description (Brief)
One (1) hsien p'ing yuan pao coin, Emperor Chen Tsung (Northern Sung Dynasty)
China, 998 - 1004
Obverse Image: Script read top, right, left, bottom
Obverse Text: Romanization: HSIEN / P'ING / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original Currency of the Hsien P'ing period.)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
998 - 1004
place made
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 24.9 mm; 1/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
NU.92246.016
catalog number
92246.016
accession number
92246
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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