Definition of Koban

1. an old Japanese coin [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Koban

koa
koaita
koala
koala bear
koala bears
koalas
koan
koanlike
koans
koaps
koas
koashvite
kob
koba
koban (current term)
kobang
kobangs
kobans
kobellite
kobo
kobold
kobolds
kobos
kobs
kobza
kobzar
kobzari
kobzars
kobzas

Literary usage of Koban

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Troja: Results of the Latest Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Homer by Heinrich Schliemann, Archibald Henry Sayce (1884)
"Nevertheless the celebrated explorer thinks that the necropolis of Upper-koban may probably belong to the tenth century before our era. ..."

2. Hildreth's "Japan as it was and Is": A Handbook of Old Japan by Richard Hildreth, Ernest Wilson Clement (1907)
"1 It is said that these coins arc called koban, but that ancient name can ... The old koban of Ka'mpfer would be worth at present rates about eleven taels ..."

3. A Japanese Grammar by Johann Joseph Hoffmann (1868)
"represents the half koban. The { koban is an oblong coin with the superscription ... The { koban is represented by an oblong coin of silver and gilt, ..."

4. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Charles George Warnford Lock, Robert Haldane (1889)
"The coarsest filings, whether of pure gold, koban, or silver, are taken and rolled out flat on an ¡run plate. Of Hirame there are 8 kinds each. ..."

5. Coins of Japan by Neil Gordon Munro (1904)
"In the same year a koban of small size, called the "Sho Ji" koban, from the presence ... In the tirst year of Manen, I860, a diminutive koban, Plate 21, No. ..."

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