Hartill 17.905 300 Cash Money Tallies, Linan Fu (Hang Zhou) SOUTHERN SUNG DYNASTY
RARE Authentic ANCIENT CHINA
THE SOUTHERN SUNG DYNASTY
300 Cash Coin Tallies, Lin An Fu (Hang Zhou)
Hartill 17.905; 1260-1264 AD
Reference: Hartill 17.905
1260-1264 AD Coin Tallies
Weight: 26.9 grams; Size: 66.6 mm; Bronze
Obv: Linan Fu (Hang Zhou) Xing Yong (For Lin An Prefecture use)
Rev: Zhun San Bai Wei Sheng ( Equal to 300 cash reduced)
Qian Pai (Coin Tallis)
These items are attributed to the time of the late Southern Song, probably the Jing Ding period (1260-64). A contemporary source says:" The Court ministries produced lead tablets for convenience of use in Hangzhou city because coins were not circulating." Clearly they were a desperate emergency measure. Lead and bronze specimens are known; the top of the tally can be square, rounded, or with cut-off corners.
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