Qi (Ch'i) Knife, China, ca 1000 BCE (imitation)

Qi (Ch'i) Knife, China, ca 1000 BCE (imitation)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Qi (Ch'i) knife,
China, ca 1000 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal characters.
Obverse Text: Romanization: CH'I / TSAO / PANG / CH'ANG / FA / HUO (Translation: Everlasting legal money of Ch'i at the establishment of the State)
Reverse Image: Unknown character.
Rverse Text: N/A
General Information: Imitation.
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife money
date made
ca 1000 BCE
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place made
associated place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 78 mm x 30 mm x 4 mm; 3 1/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 5/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Jaeschke, Carl H.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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