Ki-tan Tartar Later Liao Dynasty, Tian Wei Tong Bao, 1216 AD 3 Cash Coin
Ki-tan Tartar Later Liao Dynasty
Tian Wei Tong Bao, 1216 AD
29.7 mm; 9.6 grams; Material: Bronze
Later Liao (simplified Chinese: 后辽; traditional Chinese: 後遼; pinyin: Hòu Liáo) was a short-lived dynastic regime in Northeast China that existed between 1216 and 1219. It was ruled by the House of Yelü and was the last regime that sought to revive the Liao dynasty in China (the Eastern Liao had by this time become a vassal of the Mongol Empire).
In 1213, Yelü Liuge proclaimed the Eastern Liao after rebelling against the Jin dynasty. His pro-Mongol policy caused a split within the Eastern Liao court, eventually resulting in Yelü Sibu (the younger brother of Yelü Liuge) declaring himself emperor of an independent regime with the official dynastic title "Liao" (Chinese: 遼), known in retrospect as "Later Liao" (Chinese: 後遼). Not long after proclaiming himself emperor, Yelü Sibu was killed. The premier Yelü Qinu was made regent.
The only Later Liao monarch to use the title of emperor was Yelü Sibu. All subsequent rulers assumed the title of king.