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Medieval and cash coins => Cash type coins => Topic started by: Globetrotter on January 21, 2013, 03:23:28 PM

Title: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
Post by: Globetrotter on January 21, 2013, 03:23:28 PM
Hi,

I have this coin, which I think is from Tang Dynasty, Kai Yuan tong pao, can anybody confirm this?

Fotoes attached
Diameter: 22.70 mm
Weight: 3.58 grs
Rim: plain
Orientation: Medal
Alloy: Cast brass

Thanks for your help
Ole Sjoelund
Title: Re: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this? Correct measures
Post by: Globetrotter on January 21, 2013, 03:54:55 PM
Hi,

Sorry, but I had taken the measures from another coin, but now I have corrected them!

Diameter: 22.87 mm
Thickness: 1.14 mm
Weight: 2.38 grs
Rim: plain
Orientation: Medal
Alloy: Cast brass

Thanks for your help
Ole Sjoelund
Title: Re: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
Post by: Figleaf on January 21, 2013, 04:46:18 PM
Confirmed. Wu Tsung (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wuzong_of_Tang_China), Ching-chao. Not sure about the character on the reverse, but Ching seems most likely.

Peter
Title: Re: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
Post by: Globetrotter on February 04, 2013, 09:32:41 AM
Thanks Peter.
Title: Re: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
Post by: Chinasmith on April 27, 2013, 03:54:43 AM
Looking at the inscriptions, this is a Chinese T'ang dynasty coin from the Hui Ch'ang period (840's AD) with "Ching" mintmark. However, if the coin is really brass, it is not genuine. Before 1400 all Chinese coins are either bronze (actually copper alloyed with lead) or iron. Brass coins were not made till after 1400.