Coin used as an Amulet, China, 1619 - 1645

Coin used as an Amulet, China, 1619 - 1645

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Description (Brief)
One (1) coin used as an amulet
China, 1619 - 1645
Obverse Image: A dragon.
Obverse Text: N/A
Reverse Image: A phoenix on the right and the Wu Tung Tree (Sterculia platanifolia), on which the phoenix is said to alight, to the left.
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
amulet
date made
1619 - 1645
place made
China
place found
United States: Alaska, Chilkat Peninsula
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 47 mm; 3/32 in x 1 27/32 in
ID Number
NU.1670
catalog number
1670
accession number
17057
Credit Line
Lieut. Thomas Dix Bolles, USN
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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