from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small rectangular Japanese silver coin, worth half a bu: no longer made or used. See bu.
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Tensho oban, * and the latter as the silver bu (ichibu-giri) and the silver half-bu (nishu-gin.) * The oban was an oval plate measuring 7 inches by 4, and weighing 53 ounces.
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