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Spade Money, China, 770 - 255 BCE

Spade Money, China, 770 - 255 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) spade money (pu coin),
China, 770 - 255 BCE
Obverse Image: Three lines extend from handle to bottom corners and center of spade; between them are two inscriptions in Seal character.
Obverse Text: Romanization: LIANG / CHENG / SHANG / CHIN / TANG / LUEH (Transaltion: Rightly reckoned Chin of Liang equal to a Lueh).
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spade money
date made
770 - 255 BCE
place made
China
China
associated place
China
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 48 mm x 35 mm x 3 mm; 1 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.77.61.103
catalog number
77.61.103
accession number
1977.0796
Credit Line
Stack Family
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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