Spade Money, China, 770 - 255 BCE

Spade Money, China, 770 - 255 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin),
China, 770 - 255 BCE.
Obverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade; between them are two inscriptions in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: P'ING / CHOU (Transaltion: in Shansi).
Reverse Image: Small seal script.
Reverse Text: Translation: most likely 3s and two strokes.
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
770 - 255 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze coated zinc (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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