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Spade Money, China, 400 BCE

Spade Money, China, 400 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin, hollow handle), Chou Dynasty
China, 400 BCE
Obverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade; interrupting the central line is an inscription in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: WU
Reverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade.
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
400 BCE
place made
China
associated place
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
ID Number
2017.0060.1446
catalog number
2017.0060.1446
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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