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1648-1657 AD - Huge 5-Li (5-cash) of Ming rebel Sun Kewang (1647-1457 AD), Kingdom in Southwest China - Hartill 21.11 (closed head Tong)

1648-1657 AD - Huge 5-Li (5-cash) of Ming rebel Sun Kewang (1647-1457 AD), Kingdom in Southwest China - Hartill 21.11 (closed head Tong)

Four chinese characters - Xing Chao Tong Bao ("Prosperous dynasty universal coin" or "Restore (the Ming) Dynasty universal coin", with a closed head Tong) / Wu-Li about and below the hole ("5 Li" of silver). 35mm, 10.21 grams. Issued in 1648-1657 AD. Hartill 21.11; Schjoth 1331.

Sun Kewang was an adopted son of Zhang Xianzhong (chiefly known as the establisher of the short-lived Shun dynasty, and the wholesale murderer of millions of people in Sichuan). After the death of Zhang in 1647, Sun led the remnants of Zhang's army from Sichuan to Guizhou, assuming the title Ping Dong Wang (the "Pacifying the East King"). There he established his own dynasty which lasted until 1657, when he surrendered to the Qing Manchus.

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