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Offline bgriff99

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China, pretender Chen Yu-liang (of Han) 1360AD Yuan rebel
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:04:05 AM »
A rebel against the Yuan operating 1358-63.   Pretender Chen Yu-liang (of Han) issued value 1, 2 and 3 cash inscribed "Ta Yi (great righteousness) tung pao" in 1360.    Capitals at Wuchang and Nanking.    This is the value 3, diameter 30.5mm, weight 9.9g.

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Re: China, pretender Chen Yu-liang (of Han) 1360AD Yuan rebel
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 12:09:08 PM »
You made me look him up. Thank you. A man of modest background and a rather vile character, it seems.

A three day fleet battle and two-year campaign to unsettle his state, both by another rebel, give an impression of strength of the rebels and extreme weakness of the reigning Yuan dynasty. That is reinforced (perhaps unfairly?) by the cash coins with values 10 and 100 issued by the centre. These must have been "interesting times".

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: China, pretender Chen Yu-liang (of Han) 1360AD Yuan rebel
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 06:25:37 PM »
There were Han, Sung, and Chou pretenders.    None of them lasted.   The Ming Dynasty prevailed.

I have also a value 1 coin, possibly a fake.   Although it looks right, the source is just too suspect.