CHINA, 2 cash, SHAO XING YUAN BAO, 1131-62 AD


CHINA, SOUTHERN SONG Dynasty, 1127-1280 AD, 2 cash, no date (1131-62 AD), Obverse: SHAO XING YUAN BAO, orthodox script, Reverse: inner and outer rims, bronze, 29mm, 4.35g, H17.45, S685, aF

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Song Zhaogou fled from the Jurchen onslaught and established a Song government in southern China. His official name was Gao Zong. He had some problems controlling the bureaucracy and was forced to abdicate for a time. He formalized the loss of northern China in a peace treaty with the Jurchens.