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

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

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Description (Brief)
One (1) modern imitation Qi (Chi) knife,
China, 683 - 263 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text with two lines on the handle.
Obverse Text: Romanization: AN / YANG / CHIEN / PANG / CHIU / CHI (OR) PAO (OR CH'U / HUA) (Translation: Lucky or precious coin or currency of An Yang in the State of Ch'i on the founding of the States.)
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)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife money
date made
19th century
date on coin
683 - 263 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 175 mm x 37 mm x 4 mm; 6 7/8 in x 1 15/32 in x 5/32 in
ID Number
NU.32055.45
catalog number
32055.45
accession number
32055
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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