Wuzhu coin

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Wuzhu (five zhu coin).
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 'wuzhu', with 'wu' to the right of the hole, and 'zhu' to the left. There is no inner rim on the obverse. 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. 6, no. 23; Cribb, J. 'China : Other Arts : Coins', The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy (Accessed 16 January 2003),
Object details
Type of object: Coin
Type category: Numismatics
Material: Copper alloy
Width: 26 mm
Height: 26 mm
Depth: 2 mm
Style/Period: Unknown/unspecified
Date range: 25 - 58 CE
Discovery site: Unknown/unspecified
Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Chinese
Record data
Artworld id: 00139
Current accession number: 1970.7.14
Former accession number: -
Credit line: -
Recorded by: LW
Record date: Mon, 2nd Sep 2002
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