Oversized Imitation Knife Money, China, 7 - 22

Oversized Imitation Knife Money, China, 7 - 22

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Description (Brief)
One (1) oversized imitation knife money, Interregnum of Wang Mang
China, 7 - 22
Obverse Image: Four Seal characters on the coin hilt and blade of the knife.
Obverse Text: Romanization: CH'I / TAO / WU / PAI (Translation: Ch'I knife five hundred.)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Coin is oversized copy of Wang Mang interregnum period knife; value 500
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife money
date made
7 - 22
associated date
0007 - 0022
place made
associated place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 88 mm x 35 mm x 8 mm; 3 15/32 in x 1 3/8 in x 5/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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