Four Chinese characters ("greatly admired "Slender Gold" script) Da Guan Tong Bao / Nail mark. 25mm, 3.67 grams. Issued in 1107-1110 AD. Schjoth #629; Hartill 16.418. SKU T1872-52556
This is a much-admired type - the calligraphy on these cash is considered to be among the most beautiful on the ancient Chinese coins. Rare with the nail mark on the reverse.
The Song Dynasty was a ruling dynasty in China between 960 and 1279; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money, and the first Chinese government to establish a permanent standing navy. This dynasty also saw the first known use of gunpowder, as well as first discernment of true north using a compass.
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