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115 BC - Western Han dynasty. Rare! Early large Wu Zhu (=5 Zhus) with 4 rays radiating from the hole, Empire of China - (Hartill 10.33)

115 BC - Western Han dynasty. Rare! Early large Wu Zhu (=5 Zhus) with 4 rays radiating from the hole, Empire of China - (Hartill 10.33)

Two large Chinese characters Wu Zhu (=5 zhus), outside rim, four lines radiating from the corners of the hole / Blank, inside and outside rims. 26mm, 3.82 grams. Hartill #10.33.

A scarce piece, not attributed to any reign. Judging from the high weight and large size, it is likely to be one of the very first issues of Wu Zhus, issued around 115 BC.

Rare! The Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) was the second imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms (220-265 CE). It was founded by the peasant rebel leader Liu Bang, known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu of Han. It was briefly interrupted by the Xin Dynasty (9-23 CE) of the former regent Wang Mang. This interregnum separates the Han into two periods: the Western Han (206 BCE-9 CE) and Eastern Han (25-220 CE). Spanning over four centuries, the period of the Han Dynasty is considered a golden age in Chinese history. To this day, China''s majority ethnic group refers to itself as the "Han people".

This coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic.

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