About this object

History of use

Normal size circulating coin. Chinese-script issue of Nurhaci, who unified the Manchu tribes and whose descendants became the Qing emperors.

Physical description

Round coin with a four-sided hole in the centre, and a rim around the outer edge and the centre hole. The obverse has four characters, and the reverse is without characters. Tianming tongbao (top bottom right left) in Chinese characters are on the obverse. Slightly irregular shape.