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Tai Ping Tian Guo: CM.1087-2015

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Tai Ping Tian Guo

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Description

The anomalous extra character on the obverse, added to the coin's unusually large size, probably make this a fantasy piece.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1850 - 1864

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Diameter 49 mm Weight 40.75 g

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 太平天国 Tai Ping Tian Guo
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Standard Taiping 'Sacred Currency' characters to left and right of central hole; unusual character 'imperial' above.

  • Text: 聖寶Sheng Bao (Sacred Currency)
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1087-2015
Primary reference Number: 238337
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 September 2019 Updated: Thursday 12 September 2019 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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