China. Northern Song Dynasty. Emperor Chen Tsung, AD 998 to 1022. AE 1 cash. S-479. A rare and unusual type.

Ancient Coins - China. Northern Song Dynasty. Emperor Chen Tsung, AD 998 to 1022. AE 1 cash. S-479.  A rare and unusual type.
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Reign title : T'ien Hsi.  Date : This title was used from AD 998 to 1022.

Denomination : 1 cash. 

Reference : Schjoth-479.

Size : 23.8 mm.  Weight : 2.79 grams.

Grade : VF with a brown patina.

Obverse : "T'IEN-HSI T'UNG-PAO" with each character in a different script style.

Reverse : blank.

Schjoth states that this type has a different calligraphy styles on each of the four characters: "T'IEN" - seal script, "HSI" - orthodox script, "T'UNG" - grass script, "PAO" in li (official) script, and while this is not clear from his drawings, the specimens we have now seen bare this out. This is the earliest occurrence of seal script on a Northern Sung coin, possibly an experimental coin to see how it would look.

Price SKU: vcoin4416
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