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ID:     3-146_48_5-1
Type:     Ancient and Medieval Far East
Region:     Zhou Dynasty
City:     Flat Handle Spade Types
Issuer:     Zhao
Date Ruled:     350-250 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Half jin
Struck / Cast:     cast
Date Struck:     350-250 BC
Diameter:     48 mm
Weight:     5.1 g
Obverse Legend:     Zi shi ban
Obverse Description:     Zishi half (jin)
Reverse Legend:     None
Reverse Description:     Plain
Primary Reference:     H 3.146
Reference2:     FD 126
Reference3:     DCD 338
Photograph Credit:     Ted Puls
Special Comments:     Pointed foot spade with the feet broken off to resemble square foot spade
Grade:     F