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Large Silver 8 Zhu Ban Liang 2 Swastikas Mark Han Dynasty Empress Lü Zhi, 186 Bc

Large Silver 8 Zhu Ban Liang 2 Swastikas Mark Han Dynasty Empress Lü Zhi,  186 Bc Coins: Medieval photo   Category : Coins: Medieval > Asian
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Large Silver 8 Zhu Ban Liang 2 Swastikas Mark Han Dynasty Empress Lü Zhi,  186 Bc Coins: Medieval photo 1


    

Numismatic data and valuation estimates provided by gaptul (Aug 2, 2017)
        
Item Information
Category : Coins: Medieval > AsianId number: 182805
Civilisation: ChineseCountry/Region of Manufacture: China
Period: 186 BCMetal: Silver
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Weight5.2 grams
Size29.7 mm
MaterialSolid fine Silver
ObvBan Liang, Swastikas above and below, which as well as being is a very old Asian good luck symbol
pinyinzhū), and was the equivalent of about 16 grams
In 186 BC, the official coin weight was reduced to 8 zhu
The liang, the Chinese ounce, consisted of 24 zhu (Chinese: 銖
Thus the original Ban Liang weighed the equivalent of 12 zhu - 8 grams
In 186 BC, the official coin weight was reduced to 8 zhu, and in 182 BC, a wu fen (Chinese: 五分
In 175 BC, the weight was set at 4 zhu
Private minting was permitted again, but with strict regulation of the weight and alloy
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