Four Chinese characters - Qian Feng Quan Bao ("Qianfeng coin treasure") / Chinese character Tian above the hole. 39mm, 20.89 grams. Issued in 925-930 AD. Schjöth #-; Hartill #15.62. SKU Q317-48428
Rare large iron coin, rare this nice. Each one of these was worth 10 copper cash or 100 lead cash. Chu was a kingdom in southern China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period (907-960). It existed from 907 to 951. Ma Yin was named regional governor by the Tang court in 896 after fighting against a rebel named Yang Xingmi. He declared himself as the Prince of Chu with the fall of the Tang Dynasty in 907. Mas position as Prince of Chu was confirmed by the Later Tang Dynasty in the north in 927 and was given the posthumous title of Chu Wumuwang. After Ma Yin died the leadership was subject to struggle and conflict which resulted in the fall of the kingdom. The Southern Tang, fresh from its conquest of the Min Kingdom, took advantage and conquered the kingdom in 951. The ruling family was removed to the Southern Tang capital of Nanjing and the kingdom was absorbed into the Southern Tang.
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