Bei coins

Published/Created:
China, Anhui Province: Shou County
Physical Description:
Left: L. 1.7 cm, W. 1.2 cm; Right: L. 1.9 cm, W. 1.1 cm
bronze
Notes:
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.
Topics:
Metalwork -- China -- Zhou dynasty, ca. 1100-256 BCE -- (YVRC)
Accession Number:
chinese-1524
Genre:
money: coins (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Currency, Coins & Medals
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Note:
Journey into China's Antiquity v. 2, p. 45
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection, Asian Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Beijing, China: National Museum of China
Local Record Number:
Portfolio Item ID: 250340
Number of Scans:
2672
OID:
520421
PID:
digcoll:2123259