1857 AD Li Wenmao rebel in Liu Zhou, Da Cheng Guo Ping Jin Sheng Bao, Chang Shen

1857 AD Li Wenmao rebel in Liu Zhou, Da Cheng Guo Ping Jin Sheng Bao, Chang Sheng Jun

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Qing Dynasty, Tian-Di Association Uprising

1857 AD, Li Wenmao rebel in Liu Zhou, Da Cheng Guo

Ping Jin Sheng Bao, Chang Shang Jun Battalion"

 

 

Weight: 5.8 grams; Size: 25.4 mm; Material: Brass

Qing Dynasty, Tian-Di Association Uprising

1857 AD, Li Wenmao rebel in Liu Zhou, Da Cheng Guo

Ping Jin Sheng Bao, Chang Sheng Battalion

 

 

The Tiandihui Rebellion

The Tiandihui (Tian-Di Association or Heaven and Earth Society) (Chinese: 天地會;pinyin: Tiān Dì Huì) or Hongmen 洪门, is a fraternal organization that originated inChina. As the Tiandihui spread through different counties and provinces, it branched off into many groups and became known by many names, including the Sanhehui. TheHongmen grouping is today more or less synonymous with the whole Tiandihui concept, although the title "Hongmen" is also claimed by some criminal groups.

When the British ruled Hong Kong, all Chinese secret societies were seen as criminal threats and together defined as Triads, although the Hongmen might be said to have differed in its nature from others. The name of the "Three Harmonies Society" (the "Sanhehui" grouping of the Tiandihui) is in fact the source of the term "Triad" that has become synonymous with Chinese organized crime. Because of that heritage, the Tiandihui is sometimes controversial and is illegal in Hong Kong.

 

The Secret Society Coinage

 

This "P'ing Tsing Sheng Pao" coin is large as the five cash. The colour of this cash is very strange to me, I find that those 'P'ing Tsing cash that I have seen before were made of brass, but this cash was made of copper. I hardly to identify it.
"P'ing Tsing" coins were occasionally unearthed in the provinces of Kwangtung, Kwangsi, Hunan and Hupeh. They were commonly known as the "Taiping Tien Kuo" coins before. But, their colour and inscriptions are different from the "Taiping" coins.
Inscriptions bearing on the obverse of this coin are Chinese characters "Ping Tsing Sheng Pao", reading from top to bottom and right to left, with the meaning of "The victorious currency of conquering the Ch'ing government". [The characters "Tsing" and "Qing or Ch'ing " are homonyms in Chinese. Their meanings could be borrowed between each other in Chinese literature.] Inscriptions on the reverse are Chinese characters "Hou Ying" [rear corps]. Other inscriptions bearing on the reverse of "P'ing Tsing" coins included several kinds, such as "Chien Ying" [front corps], "Tso Ying" [left corps], "Yu Ying" [right corps], "Chung Ying" [central corps], and "Yu Lin Chun" [army for the imperial use only], etc.

 

More about the P'ing Tsing Sheng Pao Coin

In april, 1854, leader of "Sam Ho Hui"[Triads], Chen Kai led a revolt of peasants in Fo Shan of Kwangtung province. When Chen started out on their western expedition from Kwangtung to Kwangsi province, another armed force organized by Li Wen Mou , a former acter of Kwangtung opera, in San Yuan Li of Canton, advanced to join them together. They attacked "Wu Ch'ou" and took the city.

In August, 1855, Chen Kai announced the establishment of the "Ta Cheng Kuo" and proclaimed himself as "Chen Nan Wang" in Sin Ch'ou of Kwangsi province. The Chen's imperial title is "Hung Te". Chen had cast coins too, but I don't know what kind copper cash he had cast. Some source suggested that Chen Kai minted "Hung Te T'ung Pao", but actually "Hung Te" coins were Vietnamese coins.
At the end of 1856, No.2 of "Ta Cheng Kuo", Li Wen Mou proclaimed himself as "P'ing Tsing Wang" and captured Liu Ch'ou . Li cast "P'ing Tsing Sheng Pao" coins and organized opera to celebrate his victory. In May 1858, Li Wen Mou was killed during the breaking of Liu Ch'ou city under the Ching troops onslaught. I think it was why "P'ing Tsing" coins were found few in number.


Another story about the "P'ing Tsing" coins

In 1853, as the great success of the "Taiping Tien Kuo" revolution, the Hsien Feng Emperor found that the "Taiping" rebel had directly influenced the whole country, he orderd to raise the militia force along the Yangtze River districts. Tseng Kuo Fan , a vice-president of the Board of Rite,who detested the Taiping, was ordered to organised the Hunan army. Tseng's army generals were natives of Hunan province. All the solders were recruited by each of the regimental commanders themselves in order to ensure obedience. All the solders were answerable only to his commander and Tseng Kuo Fan. In March 1854, Tseng's troops became the biggest militia force in China, including 17000 solders.

 

 

1857 AD Li Wenmao rebel in Liu Zhou, Da Cheng Guo Ping Jin Sheng Bao, Chang Shen

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