China; Ming Dynasty CE 1368-1644

Hongwu Emperor, CE 1368-1398, AE Cash, 23 mm, 2.9 g

Schjöth 1137 v

O: Hong Wu Tong Bao

Ex: gift from visiting Chinese Delegation from Shandong Province, portion of a collection of more than 60 examples of Chinese coins from the Cowrie shell to the Min Guo.

Acquisition: 2007

Zhu Yuanzhang, the Hongwu Emperor b. 1328 d. 1398