Cash sword of coins for protecting new born baby from harmful spirits

Made:
1701-1800 in China
Cash sword of coins for protecting new born baby from harmful spirits (ceremonial sword) Cash sword, made up of coins Cash sword, made up of coins Cash sword, made up of coins

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Cash sword, made up of coins
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Cash sword, made up of coins
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Cash sword, made up of coins
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Cash sword, made up of coins, used to protect a new born baby from harmful spirits, Chinese, 1701-1800

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A642968
Materials:
metal and cord
Measurements:
overall: 24 mm x 475 mm x 150 mm, .615 kg
type:
ceremonial sword