Hartill 16.127 Qing Li Zhong Bao 10 Cash Coin 1041 AD Northern Song Dynasty
Ancient CHINA, 1000 years old bronze cash,
Northern Song Dynasty
Qing Li Zhong Bao 10 Cash Coin
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Reference: Hartill 16.127
31 mm; 7 grams; Material: Bronze
Qing Li zhong bao (Chinese: 慶歷重寶; pinyin: qìnglì zhòng bǎo) (1041–48). Written in regular script. There are two forms: large bronze coins and large iron coins.
The Qing Li large bronze coins, intended to be worth 10 cash, were cast in Jiangnan to fund the war with the Western Xia. Iron coins were cast in Shanxi and other prefectures. The large coins caused prices to leap up and both public and private interests suffered. In 1048, the large iron coins were devalued to 3 iron cash.