Hartill 10.18 Iron Wu Zhu coin Emperor Wu of Liang in 523 four lines Rev
Southern and Northern Dynasties
Iron Liang Wu Zhu
Emperor Wu of Liang in 523
Reference: Hartill 10.18
Obv: Wu Zhu (Five Zhu)
Rev: four lines radiating from the corners of the hole on the reverse
An iron Wu Zhu with four lines radiating from the corners of the hole on the reverse.
Attributed to Emperor Wu of Liang in 523. By 535, the traders in Sichuan were complaining of the trouble of stringing together such a number of cheap coins, and of the large number of carts needed to transport them.
Emperor Wu of Liang
Emperor Wu of Liang (梁武帝) (464–549), personal name Xiao Yan (蕭衍), courtesy name Shuda (叔達), nickname Lian'er (練兒), was the founding emperor of the Liang Dynasty of Chinese history. His reign, until the end, was one of the most stable and prosperous during the Southern Dynasties.