Amulet, Japan, n.d.

Amulet, Japan, n.d.

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Description (Brief)
One (1) amulet
Japan, n.d.
Obverse Image: The twelve animals (outside) and branches (inside) of the duodenary cycle, which are believed to exercise an influence over the hour, day, or year to which they pertain.
Obverse Text: Romanization: TZU / CH'OU / YIN / MAO / SHEN / SSU / WU / WEI / SHEN / YU / HSU / HAI (Translation: The twelve branches which pertain to: Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Serpent, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Monkey, Roster, Dog, Boar.
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 3.5 mm x 62.5 mm; 1/8 in x 2 15/32 in
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Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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