½ Jin State of Han; Qi Bei

Features

Issuer State of Han (Warring States)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 350 BC - 250 BC
Value ½ Jin
Currency Spade money (350-250 BC)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.43 g
Size 48 mm
Shape Spade
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
242713
References Hartill# 3.373,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
Schjoth# 35
Fredrik Schjöth; 1976. Chinese Currency. Andrew Publishing Co., London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Two Chinese ideograms read right to left separated by a vertical line.

Script: Chinese

Lettering: 貝齊

Translation:
Qi Bei
[Uncertain meaning]

Reverse

Three vertical lines.

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

While Qi Bei is the traditional reading, it is debateble, and other suggestions have been made, such as Qiu Bei or Bei Yu.

This spade is depicted on many modern coins of the Republic of China, dating from the 1930s to the 1940s.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (350 BC - 250 BC) 

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