1 Silver Monme Mikawa

1 Silver Monme (Mikawa) -  obverse1 Silver Monme (Mikawa) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Japan
Emperor Nakamikado (1709-1735)
Type Local banknote
Year 1730
Value 1 Monme
Currency Ryō (1601-1867)
Composition Paper
Size 160 × 37 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 215656
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Obverse

Goddess Benzaiten at the top, several text boxes below,
with red and black stampings.

Lettering:







Reverse

Flying crane at the top, several text boxes below,
with red and black stampings.

Lettering:
享   應
保 壹 楮
十   數
五   換
穐   國
初   產
鏤   品

Comments

Benzaiten or Benten originated from the Hindu deity Sarawati. After being adapted as one of the Seven Lucky Gods she was given the attributes of financial fortune, talent and beauty among others.

Mikawa Province, 1 Monme Silver (3.75g silver)

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