Eighteenth century Chieu Thong Vietnamese coin


VIETNAM, LE Dynasty in North, 1573-1788, 1 van, no date (1787-89 AD), Obverse: CHIEU THONG THONG BAO, Reverse: TRUNG bottom, bronze, 25mm, 3.13g, B80.15, F

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This coin was made by Le Man De, last king of the Le Dynasty. His reign was cut short by the triumph of the Tayson rebels.

The Vietnamese got their ideas about coinage from observing the activities of China. The first Vietnamese coins used a Chinese year title.

All of the neighbor states looked to China for inspiration in the how to do things department. Thus the cast, square hole coins, with appropriate supporting bureaucracy and police, as far afield as Kazakhstan and Indonesia.