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2009/21/1-30 Coin, 100 Mon (tempo tsuho), copper, Shogunate era, Japan, 1835-1870. Click to enlarge.

100 Mon coin from Japan

Made in Japan, 1835-1870.

100 Mon coin, plain edge, oblong shape, a square hole at center.
OBVERSE; four characters (reads ‘Tem po tsu ho’) are divided into two sections by the square hole.
REVERSE; two characters (reads ‘’to hyaku’) above the square hole.

Summary

Object No.

2009/21/1-30

Object Statement

Coin, 100 Mon (tempo tsuho), copper, Shogunate era, Japan, 1835-1870

Physical Description

100 Mon coin, plain edge, oblong shape, a square hole at center.
OBVERSE; four characters (reads 'Tem po tsu ho') are divided into two sections by the square hole.
REVERSE; two characters (reads ''to hyaku') above the square hole.

Dimensions

Width

32 mm

Production

Notes

Known as the Tempo Tsuho, this oblong 100 Mon coin was the official coin of the Tokugawa Shogunate circulated in Japan, 1835-1870.

Reference:
Krause, Chester. 1996 Standard catalog of world coins, 23rd edition, Krause Publications Inc, Iola, Winconsin, USA, 1995, C7, p.1367/7

Made

1835-1870

Cite this Object

Harvard

100 Mon coin from Japan 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 January 2019, <https://ma.as/379757>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/379757 |title=100 Mon coin from Japan |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=18 January 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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