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Asian Art

Piece of spade money

6th–5th century B.C.E.

Bronze

5 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (13.3 × 5.7 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard Balensweig, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
1972.123.2a
Geography: 
Excavated in Wucheng, Shandong province, China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Zhou dynasty (1050–256 B.C.)
Classification: 
Numismatics
Provenance: 

Dr. Howard Balensweig, (1921–2011) and Carolyn Balensweig, (born 1945), New York: gift in 1972 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.