Kai Yuan Tong Bao / Min above (for Fujian area), large crescent below. 40mm, 47.09 grams. Cast ca.922-925 AD. Hartill 15.51. SKU T920-51214
Wang Shenzhi (862 “ December 30, 925), posthumously honored as Emperor Taizu of Min, was the founder of Min Kingdom on the southeast coastal province of Fujian province in China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period of Chinese history. He was from Gushi in modern-day Henan.
Min was one of the Ten Kingdoms which was in existence between the years of 909 and 945. It existed in a mountainous region of modern-day Fujian province of China and had a history of quasi-independent rule. Its capital was Fuzhou.