Japanese Gold Coin

Image Information: "Tensho Oban were made by the Gotoes goldsmith in the late 16th century by the orders of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Oban were 17 cm long and 10 cm wide, which is regarded as the biggest existing gold coin in the world." Weblink.
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Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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