Ancient Chinese coins catalog - Six Dynasties coins

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Listed below are ancient Chinese coins from the Six Dynasties (AD420 - 581) for sale

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Item ref: SD11.6
Item name: Liang Wu Zhu
Price: US$ 30
Dimension: N/A
Reverse: 4 Rays
Remarks: S232, Liang in AD523 , Iron
Item ref: SD12.4
Item name: Gong Shi Nu Quan
Price: US$ 30
Dimension: N/A
Weight: N/A
Remarks: S225, Liang in AD502. Without outer ring
Item ref: SD13.8
Item name: Yong An Wu Zhu
Price: US$40
Dimension: N/A
Weight:N/A
Remarks: S239, Northern Wei in AD529. Legend translate as "Wu Zhu of Eternal Tranquility
Item ref: SD14.9
Item name: Chang Ping Wu Zhu
Price: Sold
Dimension: N/A
Weight: N/A
Remarks: S242, Northern Qi in AD553. Legend translate as "Wu Zhu of Constant Equity"
Item ref: SD15.7
Item name: Bu Quan
Price:US$65
Dimension: N/A
Weight: N/A
Remarks: S245, Northern Zhou in AD556. Except for writing style , legend is the same as Wang Mang's Bu Quan
Item ref: SD16.9
Item name: Wu Xing Da Bu
Price: Sold
Dimension: N/A
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Remarks: S246, Northern Zhou in AD574
Item ref: SD17
Item name: Tian Qing Feng Le
Price: US$ 250
Dimension: N/A
Weight: N/A
Remarks: Very scarse
Item ref: SD18.11
Item name: Yong Tong Wan Guo
Price: US$ 280
Dimension: N/A
Weight: N/A
Remarks: Legend means "Currency of the Everlasting Empire".
Item ref: SD19.5
Item name: Yong Ping Wu Zhu
Price: Sold
Dimension: N/A
Weight: N/A
Remarks: Minted by N. Wei regime in 3rd year of Yong Ping

6 Dynasties coins: pg 1 | pg 2 |

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Ancient Chinese coins: About Six Dynasties

The epoch following the fall of the Han Dynasty was referred to as the 6 Dynasties period (Liu Chao). At that time, the six dynasties were forced to establish their capitals at Nanjing (or Nanking) between AD 222 and 589 because China was all but defenseless against the nomadic hordes. These normads, also known as "Xiong-nu", overrun much of Northern China. Fortunately for the Chinese, their troublsome invaders were not united.

In the South, the Chinese dominance were made up of the following dynasties:
Liu Song AD 420 - 479
Southern Chi AD 479 - 502
Liang AD 502 - 557
Chen AD 557 - 589

In the North, the non-Chinese empires were:
Northern Wei AD 386 - 535
Eastern Wei AD 534 - 549
Western Wei AD 535 - 557
Northern Qi AD 549 - 577
Nothern Zhou AD 557 - 581