|Issuer||Empire of China|
Northern Song dynasty › Taizong (976-997)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||⅒ Cash (0.1)|
|Shape||Round with a square hole|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
Four Chinese ideograms read clockwise (in Running script).
Script: Chinese (traditional, running script)
Zhi Dao Yuan Bao
Zhidao (5th era of Taizong, 995-997) / Original currency
|Old Yidu Mint (益都旧监), Chengdu-fu, modern-day Chengdu, Sichuan, China (circa 970-1129)|
|Yazhou, modern-day Ya'an, Sichuan, China (970-1016; 1080-?; 1210-?)|
During this era, the inscriptions were written by Emperor Taizong himself, who was a noted scholar and calligrapher.
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