Hartill 22.1 CHINA Nurhachi Qing Dynasty 1616-25 AD Abkai Fulingga han jiha
ANCIENT CHINA Qing Dynasty 1616-25 AD
Nurhaci Khan of the Later Jin Dynasty
Abkai Fulingga han jiha, Hetu ala Mint
Reference: Hartill 22.1
a Manchu inscription: Abkai fulingga han jiha, in ancient script without diacritical marks.
Weight: 5 grams; Size: 28 mm
Nurhaci (Manchu: ᠨᡠᡵᡤᠠᠴᡳ; M?llendorff: Nurgaci; simplified Chinese: 努尔哈赤; traditional Chinese: 努爾哈赤; pinyin: Nǔ'ěrhāch? alternatively Nurhachi; 21 February 1559 - 30 September 1626) was an important Jurchen chieftain who rose to prominence in the late sixteenth century in Manchuria. Nurhaci was part of the Aisin Gioro clan, and reigned from 1616 to his death in September 1626.
Nurhaci reorganized and united various Jurchen tribes (the later "Manchu"), consolidated the Eight Banners military system, and eventually launched an assault on the Ming China and Korea's Joseon Dynasty. His conquest of China's northeastern Liaoning province laid the groundwork for the conquest of the rest of China by his descendants, who would go on to found the Qing Dynasty in 1644. He is also generally credited with ordering the creation of a written script for the Manchu language.