Hartill 9.23 CHINA Wang Mang, Xu Bu Si Bai, Ordered Spade 400 Cash, 10-14 AD

Hartill 9.23 CHINA Wang Mang, Xu Bu Si Bai, Ordered Spade 400 Cash, 10-14 AD

ANCIENT CHINA

Interregnum of Wang Mang

The interregnum of Wang Mang was a very interesting time in Chinese history, but remember the old curse, "May you live in interesting times".

XIN DYNASTY Money spade

Xu Bu Si Bai (Chinese: 序布四百 literally: "Ordered Spade, Four Hundred")

10-14 AD. Nice authentic green patina

 

Weight: 8.8 grams; Size: 43.2 mm x 21 mm

Xu Bu Si Bai (Chinese: 序布四百 literally: "Ordered Spade, Four Hundred")

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The Ten Spades. AD 10-14.

  • Xiao Bu Yi Bai (Chinese: 小布一百; pinyin: xiǎo bù yībǎi; literally: "Small Spade, One Hundred")
  • Yao Bu Er Bai (Chinese: 么布二百; pinyin: yǎo bù èrbǎi; literally: "Baby Spade, Two Hundred")
  • You Bu San Bai (Chinese: 幼布三百; pinyin: yòu bù sānbǎi; literally: "Juvenile Spade, Three Hundred")
  • Xu Bu Si Bai (Chinese: 序布四百; pinyin: xù bù sìbǎi; literally: "Ordered Spade, Four Hundred")
  • Cha Bu Wu Bai (Chinese: 差布五百; pinyin: chà bù wǔbǎi; literally: "Servant Spade, Five Hundred")
  • Zhong Bu Liu Bai (Chinese: 中布六百; pinyin: zhōng bù liùbǎi; literally: "Middle Spade, Six Hundred")
  • Zhuang Bu Qi Bai (Chinese: 壯布七百; pinyin: zhuàng bù qībǎi; literally: "Adult Spade, Seven Hundred")
  • Di Bu Ba Bai (Chinese: 第布八百; pinyin: dì bù bābǎi; literally: "Graduate Spade, Eight Hundred")
  • Ci Bu Jiu Bai (Chinese: 次布九百; pinyin: cì bù jiǔbǎi; literally: "Lower Spade, Nine Hundred")
  • Da Bu Heng Qian (Chinese: 大布衡千; pinyin: dà bù héng qiān; literally: "Large Spade, Weight One Thousand")

According to the History of Han:

The people became bewildered and confused, and these coins did not circulate. They secretly used Wu Zhu coins for their purchases. Wang Mang was very concerned at this and issued the following decree:

“Those who dare to oppose the court system and those who dare to use Wu Zhus surreptitiously to deceive the people and equally the spirits will all be exiled to the Four Frontiers and be at the mercy of devils and demons.”

The result of this was that trade and agriculture languished, and food became scarce. People went about crying in the markets and the highways, the numbers of sufferers being untold. In AD 14, all these tokens were abolished, and replaced by another type of spade coin and new round coins.

THIRD REFORM, introduced AD 10

With gold now outlawed and the high value knife money demonetized, large transactions must have been difficult. To facilitate trade, a series of new denominations were added to the two already circulating. Small denominations were round coins of 1, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 Wu Shu. Large denominations were in the form of spade money from 100 to 1000 Wu Shu by intervals of 100. This brought the total number of denominations in use to sixteen:

With the exception of the two types from the previous reform, and the value 1000 spades, all of the coins of this reform are rare, suggesting this was a very short-lived series, probably only for part of AD 10. There are several types for which we have never seen a genuine example, and cannot give any valuations. Fakes exist of all the rare types, so we recommend examining any specimens very closely.

The spade types are all found with and without a line extending from the hole to the upper rim, although the meaning of this line is uncertain. It may indicate two mints were operating, or that there were two different issues of these coins. These are poorly cast coin and usually seen with rather rough surfaces.

XIN DYNASTY

Interregnum of Wang Mang, AD 7-23

The interregnum of Wang Mang was a very interesting time in Chinese history, but remember the old curse,
"May you live in interesting times".

The exact dates and events that led Wang Mang to power differ a little between references, but for the time being we are using mostly those given by Robert Tye in his essay WANG MANG (paperback, 20 pages), but in a few cases, where noted, other dates may be used. If you are interested in learning more about this period and would like to read his essay, let us know and we will see if it is still available from him.

About 47 BC, Mang was born into the most powerful family in China, a family that effectively ruled through a series of puppet Han emperors. He held a series of high governmental posts before becoming Minister of War in 7 BC, but fell from favor and retired two years later.

Robert Tye records that in AD 3 Mang became father-in-law to the Emperor and, in AD 6, was appointed regent to the child Emperor P'ing Ti. This differs somewhat from the information recorded by Michael Mitchiner (in Oriental Coins and their Values, The Ancient & Classical World) who says Wang became regent to P'ing Ti in AD 1 but replaced him with Ju Tze Yung in AD 7 at which time Wang gave himself the office of Acting Emperor.

Both sources agree that in AD 9 (January 10 according to Tye) Wang declared himself Emperor, establishing his "Hsin" (new) Dynasty.

 

 

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