QI (Chi) Knife Money, China, 683 - 263 BCE

QI (Chi) Knife Money, China, 683 - 263 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Qi (Chi) knife,
China, 683 - 263 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text with two lines on the handle.
Obverse Text: Romanization: AN / YANG / CHIH / CHI (OR) PAO (OR) CH'UA / HUA (Translation: Lucky coin or precious coin or currency of An Yang, name of a place in the State of Ch'i.)
Reverse Image: Three lines, dot, and character.
Reverse Text: Romanization: HUA (Translation: Thirty hua, issued in the 9th year (368 BCE) of Wei Wang of Ch'i)
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 40 mm x 4 mm; 7 3/32 in x 1 9/16 in x 5/32 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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