½ Liang - Zhu San

Features

Issuer China (ancient)
Ruling authority Western Han dynasty › Anonymous (202 BC - 8 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 175 BC - 118 BC
Value 1/2 Liang (1/2)
Currency Liang
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.60 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 210394
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References Hartill# 7.23
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Two chinese ideograms read right to left, all with one above and one below (both sideways).

Lettering:
 主
兩 半
 主

Translation:
Ban Liang / Zhu San
Half ounce / Zhu San (personal name)

Reverse

Blank (uniface).

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

There is a series of Ban Liangs with additional ideograms that are thought to be personal names; however, it is unknown whose names those are.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (175 BC - 118 BC) 

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