Money of the Chu State, China

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 October 2016
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The Chu State in south-east China had a unique culture of its own, yet also interacted with other states. This is reflected in the variety of its coinage: small bronze coins (known as "ant-nose" money modelled on cowrie shells), spade money, and gold ingots.
4. Spade money with 10 huo, Chu State, Warring States period.
5. "Ant-nose" money, Chu States, 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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