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175-119 BC - Western Han dynasty. Very unusual bronze "4 zhu" ban-liang with crooked characters, after Emperor Wen Di (180157 BC), Empire of China (Hartill 7.16)

175-119 BC - Western Han dynasty. Very unusual bronze "4 zhu" ban-liang with crooked characters, after Emperor Wen Di (180157 BC), Empire of China (Hartill 7.16)

Two large Chinese characters Ban Liang ("Half an ounce"), large crooked characters (lower part of liang is like a M), no rims or other marks / Blank, no rims. 23mm, 1.98 grams. BM Chinese coins (Poole) #256ff; Hartill #7.16.

This piece might be a product of an ancient counterfeiter.

A chinese ounce (liang) weighs about 16 grams. The earliest "Ban Liangs" weighed half that much - 8 grams, but the later pieces, like this one, weighed much less. This coin is from the last issue of Ban Liangs.
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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