China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Zhezhong, 1086-1100 AD, AE2 Cash, minted 1094-107 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Zhezhong
City/Region:
China
Denomination:
AE2 Cash
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
1094-1097 AD
Obverse:
Shao Sheng yuan bao, running script, clockwise
Reverse:
Blank
Size:
30.33mm; 7.1g
Grade:
VF, attractive green patina
Provenance:
ex FORVM Ancient Coins (2018)
References:
Hartill Cash 16.319; Schjoth 595; Fisher 996

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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.