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Hartill 11.34 Three Kingdoms Wu, Emperor Sun Quan Da Quan Dang Qian Value 1000


Three Kingdoms, Wu Dynasty (229-259 AD) Emperor Sun Quan


"Da Quan Dang Qian" Value 1000 Wu Zhu


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Reference: Hartill 11.34
31 mm; 10 grams; Bronze

1000 Wu Shu (1000 shu),

"Da Quan Dang Qian" (value thousand wu shu).


Emperor TA HUANG
(Sun Ch'uan)
AD 229 - 259


S-196, Bronze 1000 shu. Overse : "TA-CH'UAN TANG-CH'IEN" (Great coin value 1000). Reverse : blank. This type is a continuation of the value 500 type above, with the same casting characteristics. Schjoth (page 14) records these were first cast in AD 238 during the first year of Chih-wu. The weights and sizes of these vary considerably and they tend to be badly cast.

AD 229 - 280

Mitchiner (page694) records that Sun Ch'uan, a general of the Western Han, established himself at Wuchang (Hupai Province) in AD 222 upon the fall of the Western Han. It must have taken him some time to establish a power base as it was not until AD 229 that he took the title of Emperor under the name Ta Huang, establishing the WU dynasty and moving the capital to Nanking. The Wu appear to have been the strongest of the Three Kingdoms, as they survived for 15 years after both Wei and Northern Han had been overrun by the Chin. (Note that Schjoth refers to this as the Eastern Wu Dynasty).





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Hartill 11.34 Three Kingdoms Wu, Emperor Sun Quan Da Quan Dang Qian Value 1000

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