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758-759 AD - Tang dynasty (618-907), Scarce large high quality bronze 10-cash, Emperor Su Zong (756-762 AD), Empire of China - Hartill 14.101

758-759 AD - Tang dynasty (618-907), Scarce large high quality bronze 10-cash, Emperor Su Zong (756-762 AD), Empire of China - Hartill 14.101

Four Chinese characters Qian Yuan Zhong Bao / Blank. 29mm, 7.77 grams. Issued in 758-759 AD. Schioth #352; Hartill 14.101.

High quality piece, shipwreck salvage. Interestingly, since most of these coins were remelted once taken out of circulation, they are very rarely found in the ground. Most of the coins of this type come from recovered shipwrecks. The Tang Dynasty, with its capital at Changan (present-day Xian), the most populous city in the world at the time, is generally regarded as a high point in Chinese civilization - a golden age of cosmopolitan culture. Its territory, acquired through the military campaigns of its early rulers, was greater than that of the Han period, and it rivalled that of the later Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. In 907 the Tang Dynasty was ended when Zhu Wen, now a military governor, deposed the last emperor of Tang, Emperor Ai of Tang, and took the throne for himself (known posthumously as Emperor Taizu of Later Liang). He established the Later Liang Dynasty, which inaugurated the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. A year later the deposed Emperor Ai was poisoned to death by Zhu Wen.

This coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic.

 

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