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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Denomination

    • cash, 2
  • Description

    Brass coin.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1633-1891
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 4.41 grammes
    • Diameter: 30 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        obverse [t-b-r-l]
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        McCune-Reischauer (MR): Sangp'yŏng t'ongbo
        MR no diacritics: Sangpyong tongbo
        Revised-Romanisation (RR): Sangpyeong tongbo
      • Inscription Comment

        常平通寳; 背; 二 [下]
        상평통보; 배; 이 [하]
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Came to the British Museum in a box of 39 coins (referred to here as Chinese cash box A).

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


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