Hsi Ning Yuan Pao, China, 1068-1085

Hsi Ning Yuan Pao, China, 1068-1085

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Description (Brief)
One (1) hsi ning yuan pao coin, Emperor Shen Tsung (Northern Sung Dynasty)
China, 1068 - 1085
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, bottom, right, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: HUANG / SUNG / T'UNG / PAO (Translation: The Imperial Coinage of Sung.)
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: The new year title was Pao Yuan but a repetition in the cash legend of the character Pao was bad form, thus Huang Sung T'ung Pao was chosen for the coinage.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1068 - 1085
period of administration
1078 - 1085
head of government
Seng Tsung Emperor of China
place made
associated place
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 25 mm; 1/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
Reign of the Northern Sung Dynasty
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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