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

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

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Description (Brief)
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.)
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1850
place made
associated place
Physical Description
stone, green stone (overall material)
overall: 3 mm x 31.5 mm; 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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