Imitation Ming Knife Money, China, 481 - 255 BCE

Imitation Ming Knife Money, China, 481 - 255 BCE

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Description (Brief)
One (1) modern imitation Ming knife money
China, 481 - 255 BCE
Obverse Image: Seal text with three lines on the handle.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MING (for the city of Ming).
Reverse Image: Three Seal characters.
Reverse Text: Characters undecipherable.
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife money
date made
481 - 255 BCE
associated date
-0481 - -0255
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 135 mm x 20 mm x 3 mm; 5 5/16 in x 25/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Peterson, Mendal
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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