Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone. Please call if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business!

Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Recent Additions
Recent Price Reductions

Show empty categories
Shop Search
Shopping Cart
Contact Us
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Forum Staff
Selling Your Coins
Identifying Your Coin
FAQs
   View Categories
Home > Catalog > |Asian Coins| > |China| > CH89239
China, Jin Dynasty, Emperor Shi Zong, 1161 - 1190 A.D.
Emperor Shizong's reign was the longest and most stable among the Jin dynasty emperors. The Jin were Jurchens and Shizong's predecessor was assisinated by die-hard Jurchen tribesmen who wished to preserve their disappearing culture. Soon after ascending the throne, Shizong ordered translation of Chinese classics into Jurchen. The state began offering jinshi degrees in Jurchen, opened the Jurchen Imperial Academy in the capital, and opened Jurchen schools across the empire. Shizong required that, when dealing with Jurchen speakers, government officials respond in Jurchen. In 1174, the imperial guards were told to learn Jurchen, and not to speak in Chinese. In 1188, he prohibited Jurchens from wearing Han Chinese clothes. He was, however, a believer in both Buddhism and Taoism.Shizong_of_Jin
CH89239. Bronze 1 cash, Hartill 18.48, Schjoth 1090, Fisher 1644, VF, attractive light green patina, light encrustations, weight 2.901g, maximum diameter 24.4mm, 1178 - 1189 A.D.; obverse Da Ding Tong Bao; reverse You below hole, two strokes in middle of You; scarce; $35.00











Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Page created in 0.734 seconds.
Asian Coins