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221-263 AD - Rare bronze "Wu Zhu", uncertain local issue, "Three Kingdoms" period (225-280 AD), China (Hartill #10.8 var)

221-263 AD - Rare bronze "Wu Zhu", uncertain local issue, "Three Kingdoms" period (225-280 AD), China (Hartill #10.8 var)

Four Chinese characters Wu Zhu ("5 zhu") / Blank, rim around the hole. 23mm, 1.84 grams. Hartill #10.8 var.

Crude wu zhus were issued in the Kingdom of Shu and elsewhere during this period  - the coins were crudely made in sand molds, the edges of these coins are not completely filed, and the characters are crude and crowded.

The Three Kingdoms (220–280 CE), a tripartite between the states of Wei (魏), Shu (蜀), and Wu (吳), followed the loss of the de facto power of the Han dynasty in China, ushering in the start of the Period of Disunity. To further distinguish the three states from other historical Chinese states of the same name, historians have added a relevant character: Wei is also known as Cao Wei, Shu is also known as Shu Han, and Wu is also known as Eastern Wu. The term "Three Kingdoms" itself is something of a mistranslation, since each state was eventually headed not by a king, but by an emperor who claimed legitimate succession from the Han dynasty. Nevertheless, the term "Three Kingdoms" has become standard among sinologists.

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