Hartill 12.1 Liang Zao Xin Quan former Liang Kingdom (301-76) the 16 Kingdoms

ANCIENT CHINA

The Jin Dynasty and the 16 Kingdoms

former Liang Kingdom (301-76)

Liang Zao Xin Quan 凉造新泉 (Liang Made New Coins)

 

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Reference: Hartill 12.1

前凉 former Liang Kingdom (301-76)


 

Liang Zao Xin Quan 凉造新泉 (Liang Made New Coins)

Attributed to King Zhang Gui (317-376), who ruled in the north-western area.

20 mm; 2.8 grams; Bronze

 

 

The Jin Dynasty and the 16 Kingdoms

Sima Yan founded the Jin Dynasty in AD 265, and after the defeat of Eastern Wu in 280, China was reunified for a while. At first the dynasty was known as the Western Jin with Luo-yang as its capital; from 317, it ruled as the Eastern Jin from Nanking. The historical records do not mention the specific casting of coins during the Jin Dynasty. In the south, reductions in the weights of coins caused great price fluctuations, and cloth and grain were used as substitutes for coins. In the north, numerou