Spade Money from Ancient China

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 October 2016
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During the Warring States period, 475-221 BCE, the various states used different forms of spade money. There are several weight systems, and this is reflected in the inscriptions.
2. Zhou State, 300s BCE, Warring States period.
3. Wei State, 300s BCE, Warring States period.
4. Zhao State, 300s BCE, Warring States period.
(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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