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759-762 AD - Tang dynasty (618-907), Rare type with two symbols on the reverse! Bronze cash of the Emperor Su Zong (756-762 AD), Empire of China - Hartill 14.113 with wide rims (Hartill #14.120)

759-762 AD - Tang dynasty (618-907), Rare type with two symbols on the reverse! Bronze cash of the Emperor Su Zong (756-762 AD), Empire of China - Hartill 14.113 with wide rims (Hartill #14.120)

Four chinese characters Qian Yuan Zhong Bao / Star above the hole, crescent below. 24mm, 3.38 grams. Issued in 759-762 AD. Schjöth #-; Hartill 14.120.

Rare type with the sun and cresent on the reverse.

The early large type (about 25mm in diameter) is scarcer than the later smaller type (about 23mm in diameter). The Tang Dynasty, with its capital at Chang'an (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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