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Xian Feng Tong Bao: CM.1075-2015

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Xian Feng Tong Bao


Ruler: Wen Zong (1850-61)
Mint: Board of Revenue




Xian Feng: reign/era title

Acquisition and important dates

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


1853 - 1854

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Diameter 55 mm Weight 65.27 g

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 咸豐通寶 Xian Feng Tong Bao
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Manchu script to left and right of central hole: 'Boo' (Treasure) 'Chiowan' (Board of Revenue). Chinese characters of value above and below.

  • Text: 當五十 Dang Wu Shi (Value Fifty)
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1075-2015
Primary reference Number: 238325
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 September 2019 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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