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Qi (Ch'i) Knife, China, ca 400 BCE

Qi (Ch'i) Knife, China, ca 400 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Qi (Ch'i) knife
China, ca 400 BCE
Obverse Image: Two lines on handle, text unreadable.
Obverse Text: N/A
Reverse Image: Two lines on handle.
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife money
heavy sword
date made
ca 400 BCE
place made
China
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 184 mm x 29 mm x 3 mm; 7 1/4 in x 1 5/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.79.112.OC1742
accession number
1979.1263
catalog number
79.112.OC1742
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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