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ID:     13-29-24-3-2-8
Type:     Ancient and Medieval Far East
Region:     North and South Dynasties
City:     Northern Zhou Dynasty
Issuer:     King Wu
Date Ruled:     AD 561-578
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     spade coin
Struck / Cast:     cast
Date Struck:     AD 561-576
Diameter:     24.3 mm
Weight:     2.8 g
Obverse Legend:     Bu Quan
Obverse Description:     spade coin, quan verticle stroke continous, unlike coin of Wang Mang h9-70
Reverse Legend:     none
Reverse Description:     Inner and outer rim
Primary Reference:     H 13.29
Reference2:     S 245
Reference3:     FD 639
Photograph Credit:     Ted Puls
Grade:     vf