Hartill 20.128 CHINA Ming Dynasty, Jia Jing Tong Bao, 1521-1567 AD Admirable tranquility
Ming Dynasty, Jia Jing Tong Bao
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Reference: Hartill 20.128
Weight: 4 grams; Size: 25.5 mm; Brass
ANCIENT CHINA Ming Dynasty
Obverse: Jia Jing Tong Bao
The Jiajing Emperor (Chia-ching Emperor; Chinese: 嘉靖; pinyin: Jiājìng; 16 September 1507 – 23 January 1567) was the 11th Ming dynasty Emperor of China who ruled from 1521 to 1567. Born Zhu Houcong, he was the formerZhengde Emperor's cousin. His father, Zhu Youyuan (1476–1519), the Prince of Xing, was the fourth son of the Cheng-hua emperor (1465–1487) and the eldest son of three sons born to the emperor's concubine, Lady Shao.