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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
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
400 BCE
place made
associated place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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