Hartill 14.114 Tang Dynasty Qian Yuan Zhong Bao 756-762 AD 1 Cash Coin

Hartill 14.114 Tang Dynasty Qian Yuan Zhong Bao 756-762 AD 1 Cash Coin

Tang Dynasty
 

Qian Yuan Zhong Bao 756-762 AD

1 Cash Size Coin




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Reference: Hartill 14.114

24 mm; 3 grams; Material: Bronze

Qian Yuan Zhong Bao; 756-762 AD

1 Cash Size Coin

 

Qian Yuan zhong bao (Chinese: 乾元重寶; pinyin: qián yuán zhòng bǎo) were issued by Emperor Su Zong (756-62) to pay the army fighting against the rebels. Coins of the first issue, in 758, were the equivalent of 10 ordinary cash. Each coin weighed 1.6 qian. The second issue, from 759, was