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Amulet, Imitation of a Ching Dynasty Coin, China, ca 1850

Amulet, Imitation of a Ching Dynasty Coin, China, ca 1850

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One (1) amulet, imitation of a Ching Dynasty coin
China, ca 1850
Obverse Image: Four Chinese characters carved into stone face.
Obverse Text: Romanization: ? / TSUNG / T'UNG / PAO
Reverse Image: Two Manchu characters, to the right and left of the central hole.
Reverse Text: Romanzation: BOO / CIOWAN ( Translation: Board of Revenue mint, or the Fountainhead of Currency.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
charm
date made
ca 1850
place made
China
associated place
China
Physical Description
stone, green stone (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 mm x 31.5 mm; 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
NU.79.112.OC26J.1
accession number
1979.1263
catalog number
79.112.OC26J.1
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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