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175-119 BC - Western Han dynasty. Rare! Ban-liang with a reversed inscription (Liang Ban), after Emperor Wen Di (180157 BC), Empire of China. Hartill #7.18

175-119 BC - Western Han dynasty. Rare! Ban-liang with a reversed inscription (Liang Ban), after Emperor Wen Di (180157 BC), Empire of China. Hartill #7.18
Two Chinese characters - Liang Ban ("Half an ounce", written backwards (instead of the normal "Ban Liang"), no rims or other marks / Blank, no rims. 22mm, 1.54 grams. It was found with a small casting hole, which has been repaired. Hartill #7.18.

These early local issue coins were issued in the late Warring States period and early Qin dynasty. There were sometimes made with a reversed legend. This was certainly done in error. All such coins are rare.
The Han Dynasty (206 BCE220 CE) was the second imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Qin Dynasty (221206 BCE) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms (220265 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 (923 CE) of the former regent Wang Mang. This interregnum separates the Han into two periods: the Western Han (206 BCE9 CE) and Eastern Han (25220 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".
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