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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-VAR0014
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Michael D. O'Hara
Maker:  Anonymous
Denomination:  'Ming' knife
Culture:  Chou
Date made:  c.400-255 BC
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  13.75
Weight (g):  15.52
Provenance:  Gift of Michael D. O'Hara 23rd December 1998.
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Description:  Raised single border of single straight line around 'blade' portion. Both sides but less prominent on reverse (due to ware?). Three straight parallel lines (raised) on 'handle portion'. 'Handle' terminates in a ring. Ring at end of handle diameter: 0.7.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: 明? (ming?) "bright" Reverse: 十五七? (shí wŭ qī?) "fifteen seven"

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Michael D. O'Hara

12 June 1937
04 September 2014
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