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Dynasty: North China - Yen, Chou & Chi
Date: c. 400 BC to 255 BC
Denomination: Ming Knife
Obverse: "Ming"
Reverse: "You ?"
Reference: S 51+
Weight: 16.5 gms
Length: 77.2 mm

Ming Knives c. 400 BC to 255 BC

Ming knives are the most common type of knife "currency", although they do not bear a mint name. They are found throughout north China. There were numerous empires at this time including the Yen, Chou and Chi. These were the result of 'Chan Kou', the 'Epoch of the Warring States', which was from 403 to 221 BC.

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