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A hoard of three tons

On December 22, 2010 a kiln filled with three tons (sic!) of bronze coins was discovered... more ]

Ancient Chinese Coin Found on Kenyan Island by Field Museum Expedition

A joint expedition of scientists has unearthed a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. According to the excavators the coin proves that trade existed between China and east Africa decades before European explorers set sail and changed the map of the world. However, doubts remain … more ]

The History of Chinese Coinage

Quite rightly, China prides itself of its long history, impressively evidenced by the Chinese monetary tradition that took a different route than our western one. In three parts Ursula Kampmann describes this intriguing development. more ]

Coins of the Mongol Empire at the Ashmolean

A special exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum’s Money Gallery is dedicated to coins of the Mongol Empire running through 12 June 2016. The Mongols dominated nearly a quarter of the earth and their coins reflect the many languages and faiths in their realm. more ]

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