Left: L. 1.7 cm, W. 1.2 cm; Right: L. 1.9 cm, W. 1.1 cm bronze
Bronze bei coins were imitations of ancient shell money with the back of the shell rubbed smooth. They were widely distributed and used for a relatively long time in Chu. -- Journey into China's Antiquity. Unearthed in Shou County, Anhui Province.
Metalwork -- China -- Zhou dynasty, ca. 1100-256 BCE -- (YVRC)
money: coins (AAT)
Currency, Coins & Medals
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Journey into China's Antiquity v. 2, p. 45
Visual Resources Collection, Asian Collection
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Beijing, China: National Museum of China
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