Spade money was an early form of coin used during the Zhou dynasty of China (1045 to 256 BC).
Spade money was shaped like a spade or weeding tool. Under the Xin dynasty created by Wang Mang spade money was reintroduced, there were 12 different types of spade money in the Xin dynasty ranging in values from 100 to 1000 qián.
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