LVPL-4F4637: Post Medieval: Chinese coin

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-4F4637

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval coin: A worn cast copper alloy Chinese coin, from the Northern Song dynasty (960 AD to 1127 AD), minted during the Xining reign between 1068 and 1077 AD. Chinese characters (inscription- Xining yuanbao) are only present on the obverse. A square hole (7.60mm by 8.05mm internal dimensions) is present at the centre of the coin.

Diameter: 24.00mm
Thickness: 1.44mm
Weight: 4.1 grams

It is doubtful that this is a geninue medieval find (i.e. present in the country due to trade and lost accidentially) but more likely a more recent loss from an curated collection.

Notes:

Thanks are extended to Qin Cao, trainee Curator of Asian Coins at the British Museum for their help in identifying this coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1068
Date to: Circa AD 1077

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.44 mm
Weight: 4.1 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Ms Qin Cao

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: Chinese characters
Obverse inscription: Xining yuanbao
Reverse description: Plain
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Vale Royal

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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