Local issue Wu Zhu cash, Western Jin dynasty, c.265-316 AD, China

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Wu Zhu (without the Jin component), narrow outer rim / No rims. 24mm, 2.31 grams. Gratzer/Fishman #B6.11. 

Many varieties of these Western Jin coins have been found in the Shandong, Hunan, Guangxi, and Sichuan provinces. These were probably local issues, produced in numerous foundries all over the Jin domains.

The Jin dynasty is usually divided into the Western Jin (265-316) and Eastern Jin (317-420). The break occurred when the civil wars and the barbarian invasions of the Wu Hu confederation from the north forced the Western Jin Emperors to escape capital in Luoyang (311) and move it to Chang'an. However, Chang’an had to be abandoned within a few years (316). Sima Rui, a member of the royal family, escaped south and founded the new “Eastern Jin” dynasty in Jiankang (modern Nanjing) in 317.

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