Hartill 25.9 Vietnam LE-LOI'S rebellion An Phap Nguyen Bao (An Fa) Seal Script
Imperial Vietnam Dynasty
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Reference: Hartill 25.9
Annam A.D. 1414-28
Obv: An Phap Nguyen Bao ( An Fa Yuan Bao) in Seal Script
Towards the end of 1417, there appeared in the province of 爻安 Nghe-an the Annamese 黎利 LE-LOI, the chief of the party fighting for independence against the Chinese. His good fortune was by no means continuous, and be suffered several defeats; but his personal valour and his power over the Annamese armies kept up the movement and enabled him to inflict severe losses upon the Chinese army, and to force it to retire from the country.
During LE-LOI'S rebellion several coins were cast for the payment of his followers. They are all of diminutive size, and the copper employed varies in colour according to the provinces wherein the coins were cast.