Thousands of bronze coins over 2,000 years old found in China

A new batch of relics, including thousands of bronze coins, has been discovered on the remains of a mint dating back more than 2,000 years in Xi’an, the capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi province, Xinhua news agency reported Oct. 2.

In addition to coins of various denominations and shapes, more than 100 ash pits, the ruins of three houses, 11 furnaces, 18 wells, and three smelters and foundries were found. Judging by their shape and structure, all the relics date back to the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC – 25 AD).

According to a researcher from the Institute of Archeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Zhang Jianfengsome of them belonged to the short-lived period of reign Wang Mana between 9 and 23 AD. also called the Xin Dynasty.

Zhang said that the mint was a national-level mint. Xi’an was once the capital…

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