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Money: coin


One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents eight Chinese characters and four Manchu characters comprising (top) unidentified Manchu characters except for the rightmost which is identifiable as boo; (sides) 戶部 (Ministry of Revenue); (bottom) 當製錢二十文 (each coin valued twenty wen). Obverse inner circumference presents four Chinese characters 光緒元寶 (guangxu yuanbao). Reverse outer circumference reads HU POO 20 CASH in English-language script surrounding central dragon motif. From the Guangxu era of the reign of Emperor Dezong (1875-1908 AD).

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Physical Dimensions

32.64mm (dia)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.979; 1932.26.13

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Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)



“Money: coin,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed August 14, 2022, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/208.