Huo quan coin

huo quan coin
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huo quan coin
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huo quan coin
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Huo quan (coin for exchange).
Circular coin, cast in copper alloy with a square central hole. There is a two-character inscription in seal script (zhuanshu) on the obverse reading 'huo quan', with 'huo' to the right of the hole, and 'quan' to the left. On the obverse of the coin, there is a small dash to the lower right of the hole and the outer rim is raised. The reverse of the coin is plain except for the inner and outer rims.
The coin is slightly corroded with a green patina.

Source: 1971. Chinese Cash. London: Spink and Son, p. 5, no. 19; Cribb, J. 'China : Other Arts : Coins', The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy (Accessed 16 January 2003), ; Schjoth, F. 1976. Chinese Currency: The
Object details
Type of object: Coin
Type category: Numismatics
Material: Copper alloy
Width: 23 mm
Height: 23 mm
Depth: 1 mm
Style/Period: Unknown/unspecified
Date range: 14 - 22 CE
Discovery site: Unknown/unspecified
Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Chinese
Record data
Artworld id: 00138
Current accession number: 1970.7.7
Former accession number: -
Credit line: -
Recorded by: LW
Record date: Mon, 2nd Sep 2002
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