Hartill 16.421 Rare 8 Da Guan Tong Bao Rare 2-Cash ANCIENT CHINA 1107-1110 AD
Ancient CHINA, 1000 years old bronze cash
Northern Song Dynasty
Emperor Huizong of Song
Da Guan Tong Bao 2-Cash coin 1107-1110 A.D.
Metal currency in the Song Dynasty was numerous in variety, and the characters inscribed on the coins also had diversified scripts. The characters on the coin showed in the picture were the handwriting of Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty.
" Da Guan ", which means: "Visible of Greatness" in English
Reference: Hartill 16.421
Emperor: Hui Zong
Size: 29.5 mm Weight: 7 grams
"TA-KUAN YUAN-PAO" in orthodox script, with very fine calligraphy said to be in the Emperor's own hand, which Hartill refers to as "slender gold" script. They come in a number of different denominations, in both bronze and iron, all with blank reverses. In later times this was a popular model for amulets with a wide variety of reverse types, which are are not coins