1. knife money; bronze coin of ancient China, shaped like an opened straight razor
Wikipedia definition
2. Knife moneyKnife money is the name of large, cast, bronze, knife-shaped coins produced by various governments and kingdoms in what is now known as China, approximately 2500 years ago. They had holes on the end to be easily strapped onto belts or rings. Known as jin cuo dao (金错刀) in Chinese, knife money circulated in China between 600 to 200 B.C. during the Zhou dynasty.
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刀泉 【とうせん】


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