Da Chu Tong Bao, the currency of Chu Kingdom Supreme Commander Ma Yin Five Dynas

Da Chu Tong Bao, the currency of Chu Kingdom Supreme Commander Ma Yin Five Dynasties


The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Kingdom Of Chu (907-51)

Da Chu Tong Bao, Large Bronze 10 Cash

Supreme Commander Ma Yin

 

Size: 52 mm; Weight: 54.5 grams; Material: Bronze

Da Chu Tong Bao, the currency of Chu Kingdom

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Kingdom Of Chu (907-51)

 

Supreme Commander Ma Yin

Ma Yin, originally a carpenter, was given the rank of Supreme Commander of Tiance, Hunan, by Emperor Zhu Wen of the Later Liang, and minted this coin in 911 to commemorate the event. Ma Yin later became King Wumu of Chu.

Ma Yin (馬殷) (853-December 2, 930), courtesy name Batu (霸圖), formally King Wumu of Chu (楚武穆王), was a warlord late in the Chinesedynasty Tang Dynasty who became the first ruler of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period state Chu and the only one who c