Chinese "spade" coin

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Chinese "spade" coin

Description

Spade money was an early form of coin used during the Zhou dynasty of China (1045 to 256 BC). Spade money was shaped like a spade or weeding tool. Hollow-handled spades (Chinese: 布幣; pinyin: bùbì) are a link between weeding tools used for barter and stylised objects used as money. Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spade_money

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eBay

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B1-S23-A

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chinesespadecoin.jpg

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Citation

“Chinese "spade" coin,” IMTFI Archives, accessed November 14, 2018, https://imtfiarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1025.

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