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Currency of Kaiyuan Period
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

These three coins are in gold, gilt bronze and silver, respectively, which are the non-circulated currencies given by the emperor to the noble officials as presents.

History of the Object
The characters on the coin were written by the famous calligrapher of early Tang Dynasty, OUYANG Xun, meaning “circulated treasures at the beginning of the dynasty”.

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Type
Coins and medals 
Materials
one in gold, one in gilt bronze, one in silver 
Measurements
Diameter: 2.5cm 
Creator name
 
Creator date
 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
Tang Dynasty (AD618-907) 
Function
currency 
Acquisition
 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Tang West Market Museum 
Museum
Tang West Market Museum  
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