Hartill 20.157 China Ming Wan Li Tong Bao Rev Gong Wanli Emperor 1572-1620 AD
Ming Dynasty of China (1368?644 AD)
Wanli Emperor; 1572-1620 AD
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Reference: Hartill 20.157
Obv: Wan Li Tong Bao
Rev: Gong above
Weight: 4 grams; Size: 24 mm
The Wanli Emperor (Chinese: 萬曆; pinyin: W鄋l? 4 September 1563 ?18 August 1620) was the thirteenth emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. His era name means "Ten thousand calendars". Born Zhu Yijun, he was the Longqing Emperor's third son. His rule of forty-eight years (1572-1620) was the longest in the Ming dynasty and it witnessed the steady decline of the dynasty.