Shao Hsing Yuan Pao, China, 1190 - 1194

Shao Hsing Yuan Pao, China, 1190 - 1194

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shao hsing yuan pao coin, Emperor Kuang Tsung (Southern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1190 - 1194
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, right, bottom, left :value two.
Obverse Text: Romanization: SHAO / HSING / YUAN / PAO (Translation: Original Coin of the Shao Hsing period.)
Reverse Image: San character notating the third year of reign.
Reverse Text: Romanization: SAN (Translation: third)
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Date made
1190 - 1194
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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