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1 Yen , Japan, 1874

National Museum of American History
One (1) yen, proof

Japan, 1874

Obverse Image: Circling dragon surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.

Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SHICHI / DAI / NIHON / 416 / ONE / YEN / 900 (Translation: Year 7 of Meiji Great Japan 416 1 Yen 900).

Reverse Image: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal) Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value.

Reverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / EN (Translation: 1 Yen).

1 Yen , Japan, 1874

National Museum of American History
One (1) yen, proof

Japan, 1874

Obverse Image: Entwined dragons surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.

Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SHICHI / DAI / NIHON / 416 / ONE / YEN / 900 (Translation: Year 7 of Meiji Great Japan 416 1 Yen 900).

Reverse Image: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal) Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value.

Reverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / EN (Translation: 1 Yen).

1 Tael Weight, Japan, 18th century

National Museum of American History
One (1) tael weight

Japan, 18th century

Obverse Image: Violin shaped, line of Kanji text inscribed.

Obverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]

Reverse Image: Line of Kanji characters inscribed.

Reverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]

Rim: Many stamps with a blossom

1 Pair Quilled Moccasins

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
From card: "Black painted skin; 6 piece pattern - (1) bottom of foot and lower sides, puckered to (2) long U-shaped tongue insert; (3 and 4) narrow, four sided pieces, one each side between base piece and (5 and 6) ankle flaps. Quillwork in elaborate floral designs on U-insert and ankle flaps. Colors - natural, orange and blue. Red cloth edging. Dr. Wm. Fenton, BAE, said this type moccasin probably Huron or Mohawk from vicinity of Catholic Missions near Montreal, late 18th or early 19th century. The floral decoration may reflect French influence - Feb. 17, 1948."

Decoration includes floral quillwork or moose hair work.

Decoration is floral moose hair embroidery, per Richard Zane Smith, Wyandot, 6-14-2013

1 Pair Moccasins

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
From card: "Black painted or dyed skin; 6 piece pattern - (1) foot and lower sides, puckered to (2) long U-shaped inserted tongue; (3 and 4) narrow piece each side of ankle between lower piece and (5 and 6) ankle flaps. Decoration: geometric border and elaborate floral centers both U insert and ankle flaps, in quillwork, fine, short stitches. Quill colors - orange, blue and natural. Ankle flaps edged in purple silk. Dr. Wm. Fenton, BAE, said this type probably late 18th Century or early 19th Century Huron or Mohawk from vicinity of Catholic Missions. The floral designs may reflect French influence. - Feb. 17, 1948."

Decoration includes floral quillwork or moose hair work.

Decoration is floral moose hair embroidery, per Richard Zane Smith, Wyandot, 6-14-2013

1 Pair Moccasins

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
From card: "Black painted or dyed skin. 6 piece pattern: (1) base and lower sides puckered to (2) long U*shaped tongue insert; (3 & 4) narrow strips each side ankle between base piece and (5 and 6) ankle flaps. Decoration - quillwork in one U-shaped outer band on tongue (orange) and in small, wrapped stitch floral designs on U-insert and ankle flaps. Orange, green and natural colored quills. Ankle flaps edgings of purple cloth. Dr. [William] Fenton, BAE, stated this type of moccasin probably Huron or Mohawk from vicinity of Catholic Missions near Montreal. The floral designs probably reflect French influence. Probably late 18th or early 19th century. - Feb. 17, 1948. 9-12-1985 Lent to NMAH Life in America exhibit. Loan returned: Sept. 1989."

Decoration includes moose hair embroidery, as well as some porcupine quillwork.

1 Pair Child's Shoes

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here http://www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca/posts/12 ), entry on this artifact http://www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca/items/141 , retrieved 1-3-2020: A pair of child’s ankle high shoes made from seal hide .... The soles are joined to the foot and ankle sections without an intervening vamp. The sole is loosely pleated around the fore part of the foot. More information here: http://www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca/item_types/23: Warm, dry footwear is essential for survival in the Arctic. The MacFarlane Collection includes examples of knee-length boots known as kamaks, and ankle high moccasin-type footwear. These garments have been skillfully made, and often were decorated by piecing together contrasting pieces of skin. The soles are crimped along the front edges to make the shape conform to the foot.

1 Oil Cake Moulds

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

1 Of 2 Covers For Pack Basket

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
See related objects E411549A and E411549B. From card: "C. Cover. Conical shaped, very flexible of wide open twining, with braided rim which has several breaks. Is meant to go down over [pack basket] "A". H. 55 cm. Dia. 70 cm."

1 Oban, Japan, 1860

National Museum of American History
One (1) oban coin, Manen

Japan, 1860

Obverse Image: Four (4) stamps of the Pawlonia seal of the Tokugawas, india ink chaligraphy of the Goto family and mint master.

Obverse Text: Romanization: JITSU / RYO / GO / TO / TEN / JO (Translation: Ten Ryo, Goto Tenjo).

Reverse Image: Two (2) Pawlonia seals of the Tokugawas and the Goto family mark, and the initials of three die masters in triangular form in the lower left hand corner.

Reverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]

General Information: Value 10 Ryo.

1 Mohur, Ahmadabad, 1569 - 1570

National Museum of American History

1 Kopek, Russia, 1726

National Museum of American History
One (1) kopek coin

Russia, 1726

Obverse Image: Double-headed eagle with wings outstretched, a crown between the two heads, a shield over its chest (all within a circle).

Obverse Text: КОПЕИКА / 1726 / ЕКЛТЕРІ / БᴕРК

Reverse Image: N/A

Reverse Text: N/A

Square shaped copper plates like this one were issued in Russia from 1725 to 1727. They were a variety of sizes and contained enough copper to be of similar value to the silver coins.

1 Koban, Japn, 1837

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Tempo

Japan, 1837

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butterfly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.

1 Koban, Japan, n.d.

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin

Japan, n.d.

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Indistinguishable.

Reverse Image: Paulownia stamp.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.

1 Koban, Japan, 1860

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Manen

Japan, 1860

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo, reduced size.

1 Koban, Japan, 1860

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Manen

Japan, 1860

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo, reduced size.

1 Koban, Japan, 1860

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin

Japan, 1860

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.

1 Koban, Japan, 1860

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Manen

Japan, 1860

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo, reduced size.

1 Koban, Japan, 1860

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Manen

Japan, 1860

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo, reduced size.

1 Koban, Japan, 1859

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Ansei

Japan, 1859

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.

1 Koban, Japan, 1859

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Ansei

Japan, 1859

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.

1 Koban, Japan, 1859

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Ansei

Japan, 1859

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.

1 Koban, Japan, 1859

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Ansei

Japan, 1859

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.

1 Koban, Japan, 1837

National Museum of American History
One (1) koban coin, Tempo

Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.

Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).

Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.

Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]

General Information: Value 1 Ryo.
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