5 Momme Gin, Japan, 1765

5 Momme Gin, Japan, 1765

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 momme gin coin, Meiwa
Japan, 1765
Obverse Image: The name of the hereditary official of the silver mint of the Tokugawa family.
Obverse Text: Romanization: JO / ZE (Translation: Joze, name of official).
Reverse Image: Moji as opposed to uniscribed ingots.
Reverse Text: Romanization: MOJI / GIN / GO / MONME (Translation: Character Silver 5 Momme).
Edge: Stamped with the sakura cherry blossom symbol.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1765
place made
Japan
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 45 mm x 22.5 mm x 3 mm; 1 25/32 in x 7/8 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.NU64243
catalog number
NU64243
accession number
237130
Credit Line
Mrs. H. C. Griffith
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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