Modern Imitation QI (Chi) Knife Money, China, 19th century

Modern Imitation QI (Chi) Knife Money, China, 19th century

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Description (Brief)
One (1) modern imitation Qi (Chi) knife,
China, 683 - 263 BCE (19th century)
Obverse Image: Seal text with two lines on the handle.
Obverse Text: Romanization: CH'I / CHI / HUA (OR) CH'I / PAO / HUA (OR) CH'I / CH'U / HUA (Translation: Lucky coin of the State of Ch'i (OR) Precious coin of the State of Ch'i (OR) Currency of the State of Ch'i)
Reverse Image: Three lines, dot, and seal charater.
Reverse Text: Romanization: SAN / SHANG (Translation: Thirty with first quality.)
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife money
date made
19th century
date on coin
683 - 263 BCE
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 180 mm x 34 mm x 3 mm; 7 3/32 in x 1 11/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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