Shao Sheng yuan bao, running script, clockwise
VF, attractive green patina
ex FORVM Ancient Coins (2018)
Emperor Zhezong of Song was the seventh emperor of the Song dynasty in China. The sixth son of Emperor Shenzong he became Emperor at only nine years of age. During his reign he failed to stop the fighting between conservative and liberals wtihin his government, whcih would eventually lead to the deminse of the Soong dynasty. Following a bout of illness, he died prematurely at the age of 23 and was succeeded by his younger brother.