Hartill 14.140 RARE Authentic Tang rebels AD 755 De Yi Yuan Bao Value 100 cash
RARE Authentic ANCIENT CHINA
Tang rebels AD 755
De Yi Yuan Bao, Value 100 cash
Reference: Hartill 14.140
Weight: 13.5 grams; Size: 35 mm
One of those large coins was worth 100 Kai Yuan cashes.
In 755, a revolt started in the north-west of China. The capital, Luoyang, was taken, and the Emperor fled to Sichuan. One of the rebels, Shi Siming, issued coins at Luoyang from 758. Shi was killed in 761, and the revolt was eventually suppressed in 763 with the help of foreign troops.