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Imperial China, Northern Zhou Dynasty: Emperor Wu (574-576) Cash (Hartill-13.30)

Obv: 五行大布 Wu Xing Da Bu (The Large Coin of the Five Elements [metal, wood, water, fire and water]).
Rev: Blank

Issued in 574 by Emperor Wu.  Intended to be worth ten Bu Quans.  Illegal coining soon produced specimens of a reduced weight, and the authorities banned the use of this coin in 576.  This inscription is frequently found in amulets.


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