Considered to be one of the most beautiful coins of ancient China. Cast in the years 7-9 AD during the reign of Wang Mang, Xin Dynasty (7 - 23 AD). This knife money is popularly known as金错刀 or gold inlaid knife. The lower blade portion of the coin has the characters平五千which translates as "worth five thousand".

Considered to be one of the most beautiful coins of ancient China. Cast in the years AD during the reign of Wang Mang, Xin Dynasty.

The front and reverse sides of a spade-shaped metal coin, issued during the reign of Wang Mang (r. 9–23 CE) of the brief Xin Dynasty of China.

The front and reverse sides of a spade-shaped metal coin, issued during the reign of Wang Mang (r. CE) of the brief Xin Dynasty of China.

Knife-money. How convenient, a coin that doubles as a pocket knife! Gold, bronze, China, 7, Xin dynasty, under authority of Wang Mang.

Bronze Knife-Money coin AD 7 Xin Dynasty (Source: The British Museum)

wang mang was a han dynasty official who seized the

wang mang was a han dynasty official who seized the

Emperor Wang Mang: China's First Socialist 1900yrs before Chairman Mao? (Smithsonian)

Wang Mang, first and last emperor of China's Xin Dynasty, went down fighting amid his harem girls as his palace fell in 23 A.

Chinese Empire, Xin Dynasty, Wang Mang (9-23 AD), Spade Money Big Pu (Value 1000), after 10 AD. Wang Mang's spade coins had face values from 200 to 1000 copper coins. This piece bears the inscription "one spade worth 1000" – meaning 1000 round copper coins, the so-called wu shu.

Chinese Empire, Xin Dynasty, Wang Mang (9-23 AD), Spade Money Big Pu (Value 1000), after 10 AD. Wang Mang's spade coins had face values from 200 to 1000 copper coins. This piece bears the inscription "one spade worth 1000" – meaning 1000 round copper coins, the so-called wu shu.

Asian continent during the time of the Roman Empire. Han Dynasty  (206 BC-220 AD)was the first big empire in China spreading from Yellow River basin. Dont forget that for romans, Asia was their province in Anatolia (modern Turkey), which is also called Asia Minor today.

Asian continent during the time of the Roman Empire. Han Dynasty AD) was the first big empire in China spreading from Yellow River basin.

Wang Mang Bu Quan (Spade Coin) also known as Male Cash

Wang Mang Bu Quan (Spade Coin) also known as Male Cash

Qi Dao Wu Bai - Han dynasty/Wang mang

Qi Dao Wu Bai - Han dynasty/Wang mang

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

This is not the fresh start she anticipated. Su Mang (Wang Li Kun) works overseas as an executive for MG, a global tourism company. When her attempts to have a child fail and her marriage to her ph…

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