ANCIENT CHINA
Tang Dynasty 618-907 A.D.
Gold Plated Kai-Yuan-Tong-Bao Bronze Cash
The Inaugural Currency



Authenticity guaranteed!

Kai Yuan Tong Bao (618-907 AD)
literally: "The Inaugural Currency"

Material: Gold Gilded bronze coin

Size: 24 mm; Weight: 3.6 grams

 

 

Kai Yuan Tong Bao (Chinese: 開元通寶; pinyin: kāiyuán tōng bǎo; literally: "The Inaugural Currency") were the main coin issued by the Tang. It was cast for most of the dynasty, a period of nearly 300 years. It was first issued by the Emperor Gao Zu in the autumn of the 4th year of the Wu De period (August 621). Its diameter was to be 8 fen. The weight was set at 2.4 zhu, ten to the liang. 1,000 coins weighed 6 jin 4 liang. The legend was written by the famous calligrapher Ouyang Xun in a much admired mixture of the Bafen and Li (official or clerkly) styles of writing. This is the first to include the phrase tong bao, used on many subsequent coins. The inscription was used by other regimes in later periods; such coins can be distinguished from Tang coins by their workmanship. Minting and copper extraction were centrally controlled, and private casting was punishable by death.

 

 

Shipping policy:
Economy Regular mail shipping: 3.99 Euro worldwide (buyer's risk for lost by post!)

If the total value is above 50 Euro, Registered mail is required for safety reasons.
Registered mail shipping:
11.99 Euro within Europe, 16.99 Euro worldwide, Combined shipping accepted.

Gold Plated Kai-Yuan-Tong-Bao Bronze Cash Tang Dynasty 618-907 AD Inaugu

$33.00Price

    Address

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Contact

    0031-6853-68166

    Follow

    ©2017 BY WWW.BESTCOINS666.COM. PROUDLY CREATED WITH WIX.COM