Hartill 21.59 Southern Ming Yong Li Tong Bao, Chi (Order) Imperial Message Coins

Hartill 21.59 Southern Ming Yong Li Tong Bao, Chi (Order) Imperial Message Coins

ANCIENT CHINA Southern Ming

The Imperial Message Coins
Yong Li Tong Bao

Reverse: Chi, which means: Imperial Order



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Reference: Hartill 21.59

Weight: 3.8 grams; Size: 24 mm; Brass

Yong Li Tong Bao

Obverse: "YUNG-LI T'UNG PAO".

Reverse: Chi, which means Imperial Order.

 

The Imperial Message Coins

The characters on the reverses of 21.58 to 21.72, known as the 敕语钱 Chi Hua qian (Imperial Message coins) can be arranged to form a message. The message is trad