Hartill 10.18 Iron Wu Zhu coin Emperor Wu of Liang in 523 four lines Rev ANCIENT

Hartill 10.18 Iron Wu Zhu coin Emperor Wu of Liang in 523 four lines Rev

ANCIENT CHINA

Southern and Northern Dynasties

Iron Liang Wu Zhu

Emperor Wu of Liang in 523





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Reference: Hartill 10.18

梁武帝四出铁五铢

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.
Emperor Wu created universities and extending the Confucian ci