RARE Authentic ANCIENT CHINA Qin Dynasty Credit Money 255 BC Di Shi, Number ten
RARE Authentic ANCIENT CHINA
Qin Dynasty Credit Money 255 - 206 BC
Di Shi , Number Ten
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Weight: 9.4 grams; Size: 33.6 mm; Bronze
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.