Thieu Phong Binh Bao cash of Emperor Du Tong (1341-1369), Tran dynasty, Vietnam

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Thieu Phong Binh Bao ("Cheap (or "peaceful") coin of Thieu Phong") / Blank. 21mm, 1.58 grams. Cast 1341-1357 during the Thieu Phong period. Toda 18; Barker -. SKU Q290-49391

Trần Dụ Tông was the seventh emperor of the Trần dynasty, and reigned over Vietnam from 1341 to 1369. Enthroned by Senior Emperor Minh Tông after the death of his elder brother Hiến Tông, Dụ Tông nominally ruled Dai Viet under the regency of the Senior Emperor until the latter's death in 1357 and held the absolute position in the royal court for twelve more years. The reign of Dụ Tông was seen by historical books as the starting point for the third phase of Trần Dynasty when the peaceful and prosperous state of the country began to fade away and the royal family fell into a long period of chaos before ultimately collapsing.

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