E0171: Coin Sword

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E0717
Classification Category:
8:Communication Artifacts ➞ Personal Symbol
Materials:
metal
Dimensions:
14 cm L
5.5 cm W
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Ethnic Group:
-
Source Locality:
China
Description:
Circular design of overlapping coins bound together with string. Chinese or Japanese characters on both sides of the of the coins.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)