The North and South Dynasties
Song Dynasty (420-79), Xiao Jian
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Reference: Hartill 13.4
Xiao Jian Si Zhu (Xiaojian Four Zhu)
Obv: Xiao Jian
Weight: 1.5 grams; Size: 17 mm; Bronze
The North and South Dynasties (420-581)
Xiao Jian (Chinese: 孝建; pinyin: xiào jiàn; literally: "Xiaojian period") with the reverse: Si Zhu (Chinese: 四銖; pinyin: sì zhū; literally: "Four Zhu") A poor coin, with many variations. Issued by Emperor Xiao from 454. Actual weight nearer 2 zhu. Withdrawn by the Emperor Ming in 467.
A Coinage Office was established under the Chamberlain for Palace Revenues at the capital at Nanking.