- Museum number
Banknote: 1 guan (1 string of 1000 cash). (whole)
Six-character inscription giving name of banknote across the top. Below this a border of dragons. At the centre is an illustration of 1000 coins (strung as 10 groups of 100 coins). The two-character inscription above this gives the denomination; there is also a four-character inscription (in a folded style of writing) at either side. The longer inscription below gives further details and warns against counterfeiting. (obverse)
- Production date
Height: 341 millimetres
Width: 222 millimetres
- Bibliographic references
Clunas et al 2016 / Ming China: Courts and Contacts 1400-1450 (p.171, pl.19.1, p.174, table.1, p.175, p.176, pl.19.8, p.177)
Cartwright et al 2014 / Microscopical examination of fibres used in Ming dynasty paper money (p.106, table.1, p.107, fig.1a, p.109, fig.4c-d, p.110, fig.5b, p.111, p.112, table.2, p.113, fig.7b)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012/13 30 Nov-7 April, Bonn, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Treasures of the World's Cultures
This note was on display in the Money Gallery until 2010 when it was replaced by the note illustrated by A History of the World (CIB.EA.260).
2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China'
- This note was mounted for display purposes, and has been rehoused in its mounted condition.
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HSBC.653 (Money Gallery Exhibited)