Hartill 18.108 Ancient CHINA, Western Xia Dynasty HUANG-CHIEN, 1206-1211AD RARE
Ancient CHINA, 1000 years old bronze cash,
Western Xia Dynasty
HUANG-CHIEN, 1206-1211 AD
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Reference: Hartill 18.108
Weight: 4.2 grams; Size: 24.4 mm; Bronze
Emperor HSIANG TSUNG AD 1206-1212
reign title: HUANG-CHIEN, AD 1210-1212
S-1081, "HUANG-CHIEN YUAN-PAO". This is an unusual coin in that the inscription starts at the top and is read around to the right, rather then the usual top-bottom-left-right.
WESTERN HSIA DYNASTY
This was a dynasty of the Tangut people. Their capital was in Kansu Province, but it is not certain if their capital was in Kanchow or Soochow. In AD 1227, after breaking a promise to support Genghis Khan, this dynasty was exterminated.