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Rupee

Coin

Money

Object Number:51-4-174B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Tibetan
Provenience: China
Sichuan
Chengdu
Tibet
Manufacture Location: Chengdu
Period: 20th Century
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Early Date: 1904
Late Date: 1912
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Iconography:Empeor Guangxu
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:171 - Other Number

Description

Obv. Portrait of Empeor Guangxu (光緒). Rev. 四川省造 Sichuan sheng zao (Made in Sichuan Province). Silver rupee cast in Sichuan Province for use in Tibet.These are modeled on British rupees with the portrait of Queen Victoria made for use in India. Pierced as ornament so is useless as coin.

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