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October 2012

Ancient Kushan Empire Coins Unearthed in Ningxia

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In early October, 2012, a villager digging near an old wall in wangminxiang hongtaicun village (王民乡红太村) located in Xiji Prefecture (西吉县) in China's northwest Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (宁夏回族自治区) unearthed 17 ancient Silk Road coins, according to several reports in the Chinese press. The newspapers interviewed Mr. Su Zhengxi (苏正喜) of the Xiji Prefecture Coin [...]

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Knife and Spade Money from State of Yan Unearthed in Hebei

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A Chinese villager digging a well in his yard unearthed a large cache of knife and spade money dating to the Warring States (战国 475-221 BC) and Qin Dynasty (秦 221-207 BC) period according a recent newspaper report from Hebei Province (河北省). This is the first time such a large and ancient hoard of coins [...]

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