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Spade Money, China, n.d.

Spade Money, China, n.d.

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin)
China, n.d.
Obverse Image: Spade has Seal character inscriptions on the obverse face; text pertains to the City of Liang.
Obverse Text: Romanization: LIANG / CH'UNG / CHIN / CHIN / TANG / LIEH (Translation: Liang money to be used as one chin and equal to one lieh).
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
n.d.
place made
China
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
ID Number
2017.0060.1450
catalog number
2017.0060.1450
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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