Hartill 6.29 CHINA Qin Dynasty Marquis Wen Xin father of the Qin emperor Shi Huang Di
Authentic ANCIENT CHINA
Qin Dynasty - Wen Xin Square Hole Coin, Ca. 250 BC
Marquis of Wen Xin, the father of the Qin emperor Shi Huang Di.
Reference: Hartill 6.29
Weight: 3.3 grams; Size: 23.3 mm; Bronze
Said to have been cast by the Marquis of Wen Xin, the father of the Qin emperor Shi Huang Di.
Marquis of Wen Xin - Lü Buwei 呂不韋
Lü Buwei (291–235 BC) was a politician of the Qin state in the Warring States Period of ancient China. Originally an influential merchant from the Wey (衛) state, Lü Buwei met and befriended King Zhuangxiang of Qin, who was then a minor prince serving as a hostage in the Zhao state. Through bribes and machinations, Lü Buwei succeeded in helping King Zhuangxiang become the heir apparent to the Qin throne. In 249 BC, after King Zhuangxiang ascended the throne following the death of his father, King Xiaowen, he appointed Lü Buwei as his chancellor (相國) and enfeoffed him as "Marquis Wenxin" (文信侯). After King Zhuangxiang's death in 247 BC, Lü Buwei became the chancellor and regent to King Zhuangxiang's young son, Ying Zheng, who later became Qin Shi Huang (First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty).
Qin DYNASTY, 255 - 206 BC
Qin existed as a feudal state under the Zhou since before 1000 BC, casting coins (currently listed under Zhou) from about 400 BC.
Traditionally we refer to the Qin Dynasty as beginning in 255 BC when the Ch'in conquered the Zhou. Some date it to 221 BC when they finished unifying China (note this unified China was much smaller than the China we know today), but the Ch'in themselves probably would have used a date of about 325 BC when Duke Hsuan Wen adopted the title of Emperor after defeating the state of Wen and withdrew Ch'in allegiance to the Zhou.