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Shao Ting T'ung Pao

1228AD - 1233AD
(Southern Sung Coinage)


Many of the Northern Sung Dynasty coins may be obtained at low prices, but Southern Sung Dynasty coins are not so many. I have placed 6 pieces of "Shao Ting T'ung Pao" here, of which were sorted out by me among about 3000 pieces of ancient copper cash. All the copper cash originally belong to a new friend of mine. He was a former coin hawker in Shamshuipo. Before he sold all his ancient cash to a dealer, he let me select some in cheap price. Most of his coins are "K'ai Yuan T'ung Pao" cash of the T'ang Dynasty or Northern Sung copper cash, and some Yung Lo T'ung Pao of Ming Dynasty.
I got a few Southern Sung coins from him including Ta Sung Yuan Pao, Shao Ting T'ung Pao and Tuan P'ing Yuan Pao. All the coins are valued in one cash. On the revere side of the Southern Sung coins normally bore the year of mintage. "Shao Ting T'ung Pao" cast in the first year of the Shao Ting reign of Emperor Li Tsung of the Southern Dynasty (1228AD). I place below are whole set of the "Shao Ting T'ung Pao" copper cash (one cash) issued from the 1st year to 6th year of the Shao Ting reign. You can see the numbers in Chinese characters are inscribed on the reverse to indicate the year of issue.




Marks of Rareness of the Collected Currencies
Extremely Rare A ~ Very Rare B ~ Rare C ~ Not So Many D ~ Common E

ObverseReverseDescription
No. 099
Diam.
24 mm
Wt. 3.7 g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
On the obverse are the legend of "Shao Ting T'ung Pao" in direct reading or symmetric reading. [The way to read characters from top to bottom, then from left to right is call direct reading. The way to read characters clockwise is called round reading.] On the reverse of this coin, Chinese character "Yuan" [means beginning] was used for replaceing "Yi" [means one] for the initial year, 1228AD.
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 100
Diam.
23 mm
Wt. 3.3 g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
The inscriptions bearing on the obverse are same as the above cash, except Chinese Character "Erh" [means second year (1229AD)] bore on the reverse side. All of the six pieces of "Shao Ting T'ung Pao" cash in this page are unearthed not long ago. You can find them all covered with patina. Chinese ancient cash like this is known as "Sheng-Keng". Ancient Coins had unearthed long time ago are known as "Lao-Sheng-Keng". Normally, you can see only a little of patina on the surface of the "Lao-Sheng-Keng" coins. On the contrary, coins have never buried under ground are known as "Shu-Keng".
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 101
Diam.
24 mm
Wt. 4.1 g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
Inscription bearing on the reverse of this cash is Chinese Character "San" [means three ] for the third year, 1230AD. The position where the character located is known as "Chuan-Shang" [on the top inner rim of the reverse]. "Chuan" means hole here in Chinese.
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 102
Diam.
24 mm
Wt. 4.2 g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
The coinage of Southern Sung Dynasty followed the traditions of the Northern Sung Dynasty, except the used of a new calligraphic styles which was known as "Sung style" later. The inscriptions bearing on the obverse of this coin are Chinese characters in "Sung stytle". The inscription bearing on the reverse of this cash is Chinese Character "Szu" [means four ] for the fourth year, 1232AD.
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 103
Diam.
24 mm
Wt. 4 g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness C
On the reverse of this cash, not only inscribed with Chinese character "Wu" [means five (1233AD)], but also a "Yueh-Heng" (moon-shape mark). This is a mint mark, commonly found on the reverse of the "K'ai Yuan T'ung Pao" cash of the T'ang Dynasty. "Yueh-Heng" first appeared on the surface of the "Pu-Pi" (spade money) of Warring States (475BC-222BC).
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 104
Diam.
24 mm
Wt. 3.5 g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
This coin was cast in the last year of the Shao Ting reign of Emperor Li Tsung of the Southern Dynasty (1233AD). Emperor Li Tsung changed his reign title as "Tuan P'ing" in 1234.


    Bibliography
  1. Ting Fu Pao : , (A dictionary of ancient Chinese coins), 1982.
  2. A History of Chinese Currency (16th Century BC - 20th Century AD), 1983 Jointly Published by Xinhua (New China) Publishing House N.C.N. Limited M.A.O. Management Group Ltd. ISBN 962 7094 01 3
  3. Pang Hsin Wei : The Currency History of China, 1988. ISBN7-208-00196-0/K.47





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