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Spring and AutumnPeriod770-476B.C.

Unearthed at Fugou,Henan

Length: 10.5cm

Width: 6cm

Weight: 134.1g

The coin is called bu, which wasmade the shape of a small shovel with a handle. It was used in theChu state. It dates back the use of silver coin more than 2,000years ago.