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ID:     13-30-27-2-6-5
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient and Medieval Far East
Region:     North and South Dynasties
City:     Northern Zhou Dynasty
Issuer:     King Wu
Date Ruled:     561-78
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     ten spade coin
Struck / Cast:     cast
Date Struck:     AD 574-576
Diameter:     27.2 mm
Weight:     6.5 g
Obverse Legend:     Wu Xing Da Bu
Obverse Description:     Large coin of five elements
Reverse Legend:     none
Reverse Description:     Inner and outer rim
Primary Reference:     H 13.30
Reference2:     S 246
Reference3:     FD 640
Photograph Credit:     Ted Puls
Special Comments:     supposed to be worth ten Bu Quan
Grade:     vf