1 Koban, Japan, 16th century

1 Koban, Japan, 16th century

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Description (Brief)
One (1) koban coin
Japan, Ibaraki Prefecture, 16th century
Obverse Image: Two letters and two Paulownia crests, zodiac sign below, all surrounded by a border of dragons.
Obverse Text: Romanzation: TSUCHI / URA (Translation: name of a castle town in the ibaragi prefecture.
Reverse Image: Incused obverse design.
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Value 6.95 mon
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
16th century
place made
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 53 mm; 1/32 in x 2 3/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Benjamin, Harvey G., and Norman Stack
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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