Coin, New Knife or Key Money, Yh Tao Ping wu tsien = One Tao, one knife, five thousand, copper-alloy / gold, made in China, Han Dynasty Interregnum, Wang Mang rebel, c. AD 9-23.
Cast copper-alloy money in the shape of a knife or key. Circular at one end with a square hole and a knife shaped shaft.
Obverse: lettering in relief with gold inlay
Reverse: plain with raised edge.
Lettering in relief with gold inlay.