Very Rare Ancient Chinese Coin Chang Ping Wu Zhu! AD 553 Northern Qi Dynasty
Ancient China, North & South Dynasties
Chang Ping Wu Zhu, AD 553.
The inscription translates as "The Constant and Regular Wu Zhu"
Reference: Hartill 13.27
Chang Ping Wu Zhu (Chinese: 常平五銖; pinyin: chángpíng wǔ zhū; literally: "The Constant and Regular Wu Zhu") were cast by Emperor Wen Xuan in 553. They are finely made. The Northern Qi capital was Linzhang in Hebei. Under the Northern Qi, there was an Eastern and a Western Coinage Region, under the Chamberlain for Palace Revenues. Each Regional Director supervised 3 or 4 Local Services.