SOUTHERN SUNG DYNASTY Jia Tai Tong Bao 3 cash 1201-1204 AD
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Reference: Hartill 17.506
Jia Tai Tong Bao, 3 cash coin
Reign title: CHIA-T'AI, AD 1201-1204
S-843. Bronze 3 cash. Obverse : CHAI T'AI TUNG PAO (read clockwise from the top). Reverse : blank.
S-852 is shown in Schjoth's illustration as a blank reverse, but in the text he notes it is a blurred reverse, indication something was there.
S-853 is an unusual coin. It has the "LI" mint mark at the top and the numbers 9 and 6 (or 96) at the bottom. Neither digit can be a date. This seems to be related to S-829-833 above although it is not over-sized as they were. We do not yet have an explanation this.
Emperor NING TSUNG
The coinage of Ning Tsung is by far the most interesting and diversified of the Sung Dynasties, and possibly any Chinese Emperor. During as 29 year reign he used 5 reign titles, issued prolifically in both bronze and iron, and made extensive use of mint and date marks. Schjoth lists about 180 different examples, which is by no means a complete listing of what must have existed.