Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • China
  • coin, 25 CE–220 CE, Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE)
  • Where object was made: China
  • bronze
  • Object Length/Width: 4.9 x 2.2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 1 7/8 x 7/8 in
  • Gift of George Byers
  • Not on display
  • 2003.0175

Recto: Spade shaped coin with round hole at TC. Figures are arranged in pattern on both sides. There are five figures. Two at bottom are strecthed with arms above their heads. Two at center hold up arms for figure at TC to tstand on.

Verso: Two figures at CR and CL stand with arms raised. Beneath them is some sort of plant material.