The characters on the coin were written by the famous calligrapher of early Tang Dynasty, OUYANG Xun,they translate to “circulated treasures at the beginning of the dynasty”. These three coins are in gold, gilt bronze and silver, respectively, and were the non-circulated currencies given by the emperor to the noble officials as presents.

Diameter: 2.5cm

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Capital: Beijing
Region: Asia and the Pacific

Related Information

  • Route: Land
    Host museum:

    Tang West Market Museum

    Object Type:
    Decoration/Luxuries