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China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Hui Zong, 1101 - 1126 A.D
|"Round as the heavens, square as the earth," is a Chinese saying used to metaphorically describe the fabric of the coins. On the practical side, it was discovered very early that a square hole fit a square shaft, which enabled a stacked quantity of coins to be turned on a lathe to remove casting irregularities. |
The slender gold script was the personal calligraphy style of the Emperor Hui Zong.
CH89212. Bronze 10 cash, Hartill 16.400, Schjoth 621, Fisher 1040, VF, attractive blue-green patina, light earthen deposits, weight 11.218g, maximum diameter 34.4mm, 1102 - 1106 A.D.; obverse Chong Ning tong bao, clockwise, slender gold script, bottom of Chong like he; reverse plain; $50.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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