Knife Money from Ancient China

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 October 2016
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Knife money of the Warring States period retained some features of the real tools, including the ring and the strengethening ridges on the handle. The States in the north and north-east issued knife money.
1. Zhao State, circa 500 BCE, Warring States period.
2. Yan State, circa 400s BCE, Warring States period.
3. Qi State, circa 300 BCE, Warring States period.
From China, 475-221 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 14). Knife Money from Ancient China. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5882/knife-money-from-ancient-china/

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