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Tian Sheng Yuan Bao: CM.939-2015

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Tian Sheng Yuan Bao


Ruler: Ren Zong (1022-1063)




Imitation Chinese cash coin cast in Vietnam

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by North, Jeffrey J.


Production date: post AD 1023

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Diameter 20.86 mm Weight 1.36 g

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 天聖元寶 Tian Sheng Yuan Bao
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.939-2015
Primary reference Number: 238189
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 September 2019 Updated: Thursday 12 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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