Altered Coin

About this object

History of use

Normal sized circulating coin. Part of a 12 character series: yu-chi-du-bu-dao-fu-liu-yue-fu-ming-ding-guo. People in authority are charged to guard the area and aid the Ming Dynasty.

Physical description

Round, 4 sided hole in centre, rim around outer edge and centre hole, obverse 4 characters, 1 character on reverse. Yongli tongbao (top-bottom-right-left) in relaxed style Chinese characters on obverse; du top, Chinese character on reverse. Rim widths uneven; inner rim rounded; rim pits, flaws; smooth sections on outer rim edges; rough fields.