Ki-tan Tartar Liao Dynasty Da Liao Tian Qing, 1111–1120 AD 10 Cash coin

Ki-tan Tartar Liao Dynasty Da Liao Tian Qing, 1111–1120 AD 10 Cash coin

Ki-tan Tartar Liao Dynasty

Da Liao Tian Qing, 1111–1120 AD
Great Liao Tian Qing, 10 Cash coin

 

41 mm; 21 grams; Material: Bronze
Da Liao Tian Qing, 1111–1120 AD

 

The Emperor Tianzuo of Liao (Chinese: 遼天祚帝; pinyin: Liáo Tiānzuòdì) (June 5, 1075 – 1128 or 1156), born as Yelü Yanxi (Chinese: 耶律延禧; pinyin:Yēlǜ Yánxĭ), was the last Khitan emperor of the Liao Dynasty. He succeeded his grandfather Daozong, and reigned from February 12, 1101 to March 26, 1125.

 

LIAO DYNASTY, AD 907-1125

The Liao were a Tartar Dynasty known as the Ch'i-tan or Ki-tan Tartars, first established by T'ai Tsu in AD 907 during the period of the 5 dynasties. The dynasty lasted for 218 years until AD 1125, ruling from their capital at Beijing. For most of their existence they existed along side the Northern Sung Dynasty, in what appears to be somewhat less than peaceful co-existance.

The first Emperor of Liao did not issue any coins. There were five Emperors between AD 907 and 1031 who issued coins, but only