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Counterfeit Spade Money, China, 300 BCE

Counterfeit Spade Money, China, 300 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) counterfeit spade money (pu coin),
China, 300 BCE
Obverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are inscriptions in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: P'EI / CH'IEN / TANG / SHIH / CHIN (Translation: Spade of P'ei, worth ten chin)
Reverse Image: Line extends from handle to bottom center of spade; to the left and right are inscriptions in Seal character.
Reverse Text: Romanization: SHIH / HUO (Translation: Ten huo).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
300 BCE
associated date
-0206 - -0202
place made
China
Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 93 mm x 36 mm x 3 mm; 3 21/32 in x 1 13/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.NU87970
catalog number
87970
accession number
259584
Credit Line
Smith, Mrs. E. D.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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