Ant-nose coin

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Ant-nose coins, unearthed at Yezhu Lake (野猪湖), Xiaogan, Hubei Province, taken at Hubei Provincial Museum
A mold for ant-nose coins, taken at Shanghai Museum

Ant-nose coin (Chinese: ; pinyin: yǐ bí qián, coin like the nose of ant), also called ant nose money,[1] yibi cowry, Yibi coin and so on, was a small bronze coin minted by the state of Chu during the Warring States period. In Chinese, it is also called ""[2] (guǐ liǎn qián, coin like the face of evil).

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