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Zhou Yuan Tong Bao: CM.295-2015

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Zhou Yuan Tong Bao


Ruler: Shi Zong (955-960 AD)




Zhou Yuan Tong Bao (????): Zhou First Currency.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by North, Jeffrey J.


955 - 960

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Diameter 24.49 mm Weight 4.23 g

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 周元通寶 Zhou Yuan Tong Bao
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Dot above to left of central hole.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.295-2015
Primary reference Number: 237545
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 September 2019 Updated: Thursday 12 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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