Wu Yang 武阳 Three-hole bu money Zhou dynasty of China 1045-256 BC Wu Yang Bu

Wu Yang 武阳 Three-hole bu money Zhou dynasty of China 1045-256 BC Wu Yang Bu

Zhou dynasty of China (1045 to 256 BC)

Zhong Shan and Zhao States
Three hole spade money - 武阳 Wu Yang

Obv: 武阳 Wu Yang

Rev: 一兩 One Liang


Weight: 16 grams, Size: 74 mm; Bronze

 

Three hole spades:

Holes in the handle and feet. Round handle, round shoulders, and round feet. Another rare type. Two sizes are found. The large size has the inscription liang (Chinese: 兩; pinyin: liǎng) on the reverse; the smaller shi'er zhu(Chinese: 十二銖; pinyin: sh?鑢 zhū) (12 zhu). As the liang unit of weight was divided into 24 zhu, clearly the two sizes represent denominations of a 搊ne?and of a 揾alf? They also have series numbers on the handle on the reverse. Like the Round Foot Spades, it is not definitely established which State issued them. Their find spots are in eastern Shanxi and Hebei. The mint names are cities that were occupied by both Zhong Shan and Zhao.
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.

 

 

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Wu Yang 武阳 Three-hole bu money Zhou dynasty of China 1045-256 BC Wu Yang Bu

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