Silver Bai Jin San Pin, Turtle Coin Fu Xiao for 300 Cash Emperor Han Wudi 119 BC

Silver Bai Jin San Pin, Turtle Coin Fu Xiao for 300 Cash Emperor Han Wudi 119 BC

Ancient China, Western Han, Han Wudi Emperor
Silver, Bai Jin San Pin -白金三品, 119 BCE

龜幣, 復小, 直三百- the Turtle Coin, the name is Fu Xiao, value 300 cash

㔹光 Le Guang, shao fu 少府 mint




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Material: Solid Silver; Weight: 13.5 grams; Size: 40 mm
Very Attractive black silver tone, Extremely Rare!

Bai Jin San Pin -白金三品, 119 BCE

龜幣, 復小, 直三百- the Turtle Coin, the name is Fu Xiao, value 300 cash

 

Obv: Turtle Shell Pattern, chop mark, shao 少 for shao fu 少府 (emperor's private treasury)

Rev: 㔹光 Le Guang, in Seal script

 

Shao Fu 少府 mint

 

The lead coins in the market are funeral coins.

 

 

Bai Jin San Pin 白金三品

Baijin Sanpin is a set of three types of coins: Dragon, Horse and Turtle issued in the Han dynasty 119 BCE. "Bai Jin" 白金 refers to the metal, White Gold, here means Silver, "San Pin" 三品 refers to the fact that it was a series of three coins with different denominations.

Dragon, Horse and Turtle, 龍, 馬, 龜

天用莫如龍,地用莫如馬,人用莫如龜,故白金三品

 



This is part of the Bai Jin San Pin series of coins or tokens issued by Han Wudi. The "bai jin" refers to the metal (Silver), "san pin" refers to the fact that it was a series of three coins with different denominations: Dragon, Horse and Turtle, the last being the most rare. Refer to the article in Shanghai Symposium, "The Bai Jin San Pin Coinage of Han Wudi: Early Influences From the Silk Road" by James T. Anderson. There are about 380 known specimens of the dragon type including 274 pieces located at the Ling Tai County Museum, Gansu Province, China.

 

Emperor Wu of Han

Emperor Wu of Han (30 June 156 BC – 29 March 87 BC), born Liu Che, courtesy name Tong, was the seventh emperor of the Han dynasty of China, ruling from 141–87 BC.[3] His reign lasted 54 years — a record not broken until the reign of the Kangxi Emperor more than 1,800 years later. His reign resulted in vast territorial expansion, development of a strong and centralized state resulting from his governmental re-organization, including his promotion of Confucian doctrines. In the field of historical social and cultural studies, Emperor Wu is known for his religious innovations and patronage of the poetic and musical arts, including development of the imperial Music Bureau into a prestigious entity. It was also during his reign that cultural contact with western Eurasia was greatly increased, directly or indirectly. Many new crops and other items were introduced to China during his reign.

 

 

官方文献的法定银质钱币是汉武帝元狩四年(公元前119年)铸造的白金三品,材质为银锡合金,色纯白。又造銀錫為白金。以為天用莫如龍,地用莫如馬,人用莫如龜,故白金三品

白金三品分三种:重8两的圆形龙币(称为“白选”)、重6两的方形马币和重4两的椭圆形龟币,分别值四铢半两铜钱3000、500和300文。

 

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