Hartill 20.138 CHINA Ming Dynasty, Long Qing Tong Bao 1576 AD Rare Year 1576
Ming Dynasty, Long Qing Tong Bao
Reference: Hartill 20.138
Weight: 5 grams; Size: 25 mm; Brass
ANCIENT CHINA Ming Dynasty
Obverse: Long Qing Tong Bao
The Longqing Emperor (simplified Chinese: 隆庆; traditional Chinese: 隆慶; pinyin: Lóngqìng; 4 March 1537 – 5 July 1572), personal name Zhu Zaihou (朱載垕), was the twelfth emperor of the Ming dynasty of China from 1567 to 1572. He was initially known as the Prince of Yu (裕王) from 1539 to 1567 before he became the emperor. His era name, Longqing, means "great celebration".