China, Ching Dynasty. Ch'ien Lung, AD 1736 to 1795. 1 Cash. Hartill 22.433

Ancient Coins - China, Ching Dynasty. Ch'ien Lung, AD 1736 to 1795. 1 Cash. Hartill 22.433
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Ch'ien Lung was the younger son of K'ang Hsi, and brother of Yung Cheng.

Emperor : Kao Tsung using the title Ch'ien Lung.

Date : After AD 1770.

Denomination : Bronze cash.  Mint : Ushi in Sinkiang province.

Reference : Hartill 22.433.  KM C-34-1

Size : 25.0 mm.  Weight : 4.32 grams.

Grade : gF with a very clear mint mark.   A little darker than the image suggests.

Obverse : "Ch'ien-Lung t'ung-pao".  Note how there are two small uprights on the edges of the lower character, which indicate this is a commemorative or memorial issue.  Schjoth states that these were all made during the period between 1796 and 1798 after Ch'ien-lung abdicated, but Hartill says that these were issued as early as 1770 at this mint.

Reverse : "Ushi" in Manchurian script on the left, and in Arabic script on the right.  Since the obverse is in Chinese, that makes this a tri-lingual issue.

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