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Far Eastern: CM.318-2002

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Zhou Dynasty




Clay copy of a cowrie shell, imitating an ant nose coin; tomb goods, for use in the after-life.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 20.38 mm
Image(width): 17.38 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2002-03-04) by Tye, Robert


Production date: uncertain 300 BC

Components of the work

Object composed of clay Weight 1.84 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.318-2002
Primary reference Number: 170735
Thierry: BNC 52-4
Hartill: 1.1
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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