China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Taizong, 990-997 AD, AE1 Cash, minted 990-994 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Taizong
City/Region:
China
Denomination:
AE1 Cash
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
990-994 AD
Obverse:
Chun Hua yuan bao, running script, clockwise
Reverse:
Blank
Size:
24.75mm; 4.4g
Grade:
VF, attractive green patina
Provenance:
ex FORVM Ancient Coins (2018)
References:
Hartill Cash 16.29; Schjoth 464; Fisher 868

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Emperor Taizong was the second emperor of the Song dynasty in China. He was considered a hard-working and diligent emperor. During his reign, he reunified China proper for the first time in 72 years and succeeded in making the Song Empire more prosperous through various initiatives such as increasing agricultural production.