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Sang P'yong T'ong Bo, Hojo Treasury Department, Korea, 1852

Sang P'yong T'ong Bo, Hojo Treasury Department, Korea, 1852

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One (1) sang p'yong t'ong bo coin, Hojo Treasury Department, Yi Kwang ( Sunjo Songhyo (Yi Dynasty))
Korea, 1852
Obverse Image: Four Chinese characters read top, bottom, right, left
Obverse Text: Romanization: SANG / P'YONG / T'ONG / BO (Translation: Always Even Currency)
Reverse Image: Character for HO, character for Hojo Treasury Department, character for ten to the left, symbol for heaven at bottom.
Reverse Text: Romanization: HO / HYON / SIP (Translation: HO, character for Hojo Treasury Department, Dark, Ten).
General Information: Series #10, furnace #5.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1852
place made
Korea
associated place
Korea
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 26 mm; 3/32 in x 1 1/32 in
ID Number
NU.79.112.452
catalog number
79.112.452
accession number
1979.1263
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
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