Pure Silver Da Tang Zhen Ku, Vault Protector of the Tang Dynasty Southern Tang Kingdom 943 AD

ANCIENT CHINA

Southern Tang Kingdom

Emperor Yuan Zong (Li Jing) (943-61):
Da Tang Zhen Ku,
means: “Vault Protector of the Tang Dynasty”.

 

Weight: 31 grams; Size: 48 mm; Material: Pure Silver 99.9

Southern Tang Kingdom (937-75)

Emperor Yuan Zong (Li Jing) (943-61):

Da Tang Zhen Ku,

means: “Vault Protector of the Tang Dynasty”.

 

 

The coin is actually attributed to the short-lived Southern Tang (nan tang 南唐 937-976) which was one of the Ten Kingdoms that existed after the fall of the Tang.

The coin was cast during the baoda period (保大 943-957) of the reign ofYuanzong (元宗), also known as Li Jing (李景 or 李璟), of the Southern Tang.

Yuan Zong cast large quantities of coins including kai yuan tong bao (开元通宝), tang guo tong bao (唐国通宝), bao da yuan bao (保大元宝) and da tang tong bao (大唐通宝).

In addition to the da tang tong bao (大唐通宝) coins, he also had cast this large vault protector coin with the inscription da tang zhen ku (大唐镇库).

The coin retains the characteristics of Southern Tang coins.

 

 

 

SOUTHERN T'ANG DYNASTY
AD 937-978

The Southern T'ang Dynasty was one of the "Five Kingdoms" established during the turmoil following the fall of T'ang Dynasty. Controlling a large portion of China from their capital in Nanking, the dynasty was fairly successful, lasting until AD 978 when it was finally over run by T'ai Tsu who had established the Northern Sung Dynasty some 18 years earlier. Southern T'ang coins do not have reign titles on them, but we have listed the titles under which each type was cast. No coins were issued by the first Southern T'ang Emperor Lieh Tsu (AD 937 to 943) or under Yuan Tsung (AD 943 to 961) until about AD 955, so it is likely T'ang Dynasty Kai Yuan coins were still in use.

 

 

 

 

 

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