China, Song Dynasty, Emperor Huizong (1100-1125 CE), Sheng Song Bao (1101 CE), Cash Coins(C)

CHIN-SUNG-SS
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China, Song Dynasty, Emperor Huizong (1100-1125 CE), Sheng Song Bao (1101 CE), Cash Coins(C)

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  • Order Code: CHIN-SUNG-SS
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  • Metal: Brass
  • Obverse: Chinese characters - uniface
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Emperor Huizong’s reign saw the Song disastrously loose northern China to Jurchen invaders, the founders of the Jin Dynasty. In his early life, he had been an accomplished painter, poet, calligrapher and musician, many of works survive until to this day, but he also tragically neglected his military. Following his capture by the Jurchen, he and his son, who briefly succeeded him, died humiliating deaths in captivity.