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Cash (Chinese money): CM.869-2002

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Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Northern Song Dynasty (Inferred)




Chinese cash coins often changed hands in strings of 100, 500 or 1,000 coins, rather than being counted out individually. This group illustrates that practice.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2002-11-25) by Simmons Gallery


Uncertain 960 - Uncertain 1127


Group of 6 cash coins on string, corroded together

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Weight 43.15 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.869-2002
Primary reference Number: 174486
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 11 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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