Catalogue of the Japanese Coin Collection in the British Museum: With Special Reference to Kutsuki Masatsuna (British Museum Research Publication)

Catalogue of the Japanese Coin Collection in the British Museum: With Special Reference to Kutsuki Masatsuna (British Museum Research Publication) by Helen Wang

Title: Catalogue of the Japanese Coin Collection in the British Museum: With Special Reference to Kutsuki Masatsuna (British Museum Research Publication)
Author: Helen Wang
ISBN10: 0861591747
ISBN13: 978-0861591749
Publisher: British Museum Press (December 31, 2010)
Language: English
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
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Pages: 224 pages
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Catalogue of the Japanese Coin Collection in the British Museum: With Special Reference to Kutsuki Masatsuna (British Museum Research Publication) by Helen Wang


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The British Museum's collection of Japanese coins is one of the best outside Japan. Many of the coins were originally in the collection of Japan's renowned numismatist and collector, Kutsuki Masatsuna (1750-1802), and were acquired by the British Museum in the 1880s. At the same time Kutsuki Masatsuna was building up his collection, European scholars were also visiting Japan, and paying particular attention to coins and botany as they sought to gain knowledge and understanding. This is the first catalogue of the British Museum's collection of Japanese coins. Details of each coin are given, along with colour illustrations. Where appropriate, the text is in both English and Japanese.