Chinese Empire, Xin Dynasty, Wang Mang (9-23 AD), Spade Money Big Pu (Value 1000), after 10 AD. Wang Mang's spade coins had face values from 200 to 1000 copper coins. This piece bears the inscription "one spade worth 1000" – meaning 1000 round copper coins, the so-called wu shu.

Chinese Empire, Xin Dynasty, Wang Mang (9-23 AD), Spade Money Big Pu (Value 1000), after 10 AD. Wang Mang's spade coins had face values from 200 to 1000 copper coins. This piece bears the inscription "one spade worth 1000" – meaning 1000 round copper coins, the so-called wu shu.

Ancient Chinese coins catalog | Wang Mang - Hsin Dynasty coins catalog

Ancient Chinese coins catalog | Wang Mang - Hsin Dynasty coins catalog

wang mang was a han dynasty official who seized the

wang mang was a han dynasty official who seized the

Chinese Cufflinks- April by Houndsditch, in rhodium plated silver, white topaz, tourmalines and Huo Quan Coin (Wang Mang Period AD 7-23) #cufflinks #houndsditch #chinese #silverjewellery #contemporaryjewellery  #huoquancoin #whitetopaz #tourmaline

Chinese Cufflinks- April by Houndsditch, in rhodium plated silver, white topaz, tourmalines and Huo Quan Coin (Wang Mang Period AD 7-23) #cufflinks #houndsditch #chinese #silverjewellery #contemporaryjewellery #huoquancoin #whitetopaz #tourmaline

Wang Mang Bu Quan (Spade Coin) also known as Male Cash

Wang Mang Bu Quan (Spade Coin) also known as Male Cash

The most common form of money from the Wang Mang era is the huo quan (货泉) which exists in many varieties, sizes and weights. The smallest specimens can weigh less than 2 g while the heaviest can weigh 10-20 grams or more.The example at the left is one of the rarer varieties. It has four lines extending from the corners of the hole to the rim which the Chinese refer to as si chu (四出). (diameter: 26.8 mm, weight: 4.2 g

The most common form of money from the Wang Mang era is the huo quan (货泉) which exists in many varieties, sizes and weights. The smallest specimens can weigh less than 2 g while the heaviest can weigh 10-20 grams or more.The example at the left is one of the rarer varieties. It has four lines extending from the corners of the hole to the rim which the Chinese refer to as si chu (四出). (diameter: 26.8 mm, weight: 4.2 g

"Qi Dao" Handle of the "key" coin, circa 7-23 AD, Wang Mang period of the Han Dynasty, 27.0m.

"Qi Dao" Handle of the "key" coin, circa 7-23 AD, Wang Mang period of the Han Dynasty, 27.0m.

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