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Cowry Shell Coins



Bronze


Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: TN.164.a-b
Other Number(s): 43.47 (Donor Number)
Geography: Asia
Classification: Exchange Media; Trade Media
Culture/Nationality: Korean
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection

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  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • bronzes - Collectively, the class of sculptures, containers, or other objects executed in bronze, especially artifacts or works considered to be art. When possible, use the material term "bronze (metal)" plus a more specific object name, such as "bronze" + "figurines" or "bronze" + "bowl."
  • coins - Pieces of metal stamped by government authority for use as money.
  • Korean - Culture and style of peoples from the East Asian peninsula of Korea.

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  • Freeze!: Material Cultures of Movement Bryn Mawr College , Mar 25, 2022 – Jun 3, 2022

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/165739 |title=Cowry Shell Coins |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=7/1/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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