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Excavated Gold Coins from the Edo Period (1603–1868)

"Excavated Gold Coins from the Edo Period (1603–1868)"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  September 22, 2021 (Wed) - March 21, 2022 (Mon)

  
Gold Coins: Keichō Koban, Found off the coast of Ōshima Town, Tokyo, Edo period, 16th–17th century

In 1956, a stash of gold coins from the Edo period including 208 koban and 60 ichibukin were excavated from the grounds of the Komatsu Store (now Ginza Komatsu) in the Ginza area of Tokyo. The grounds had been used by townspeople in the Edo period, but the reason why this stash of gold coins had been buried remains a mystery.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 2 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Gold Coins: Keichō Koban Found off the coast of Ōshima Town, Tokyo Edo period, 16th–17th century J-37245-1
Highlight Gold Coins: Keichō Ichibukin Found off the coast of Ōshima Town, Tokyo Edo period, 17th–18th century J-37246