Spade Money, China, 300 BCE

Spade Money, China, 300 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin),
China, 300 BCE.
Obverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are inscriptions in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: P'EI / CH'IEN / TANG / SHIH / CHIN (Translation: Spade of P'ei, worth ten chin)
Reverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are inscriptions in Seal character.
Reverse Text: Romanization: SHIH / HUO (Translation: Ten huo).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
300 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
ID Number
2017.0060.1444
catalog number
2017.0060.1444
accession number
2017.0060
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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