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China, Northern Zhou Dynasty, Emperor Wu, 557 - 581 A.D.
Emperor Wu of Northern Zhou (543Ė578), personal name Yuwen Yong, nickname Miluotu, was an emperor of the Xianbei dynasty Northern Zhou. As was the case of the reigns of his brothers Emperor Xiaomin and Emperor Ming, the early part of his reign was dominated by his cousin Yuwen Hu, but in 572 he ambushed Yuwen Hu and seized power personally. He thereafter ruled ably and built up the power of his military, destroying rival Northern Qi in 577 and annexing its territory. His death the next year, however, ended his ambitions of uniting China, and under the reign of his erratic son Emperor Xuan (Yuwen Yun), Northern Zhou itself soon deteriorated and was usurped by Yang Jian in 581.
CH89208. Bronze 5 wu zhu, Bu Quan (spade coin); Hartill
VF, nice green patina
, light deposits, weight
3.369g, maximum diameter
25.6mm, 561 - 576 A.D.; obverse
Bu Quan (stroke in the middle of Quan is continuous); reverse
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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