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Hong Wu Tong Bao: CM.532-2015

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Hong Wu Tong Bao


Ruler: Tai Zu (1368-1398)
Mint: Kajiki




These coins, imitating Ming pieces, were made in Kajiki, Japan, during the last half of the sixteenth century.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by North, Jeffrey J.


1550 - 1600

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Diameter 22.66 mm Weight 2.98 g

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 洪武通寶Hong Wu Tong Bao
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design
  • Text: 治 Zhi
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.532-2015
Primary reference Number: 237782
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 September 2019 Updated: Thursday 12 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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