Auction 31

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Lot 2792

YUAN: Tian Ding, rebel, 1359-1360, AE 3 cash (9.65g), H-19-144, lovely VF, R.

In August 1351, Xu Shouhui worked with others to establish the rebel army of Red Turbans under the pretense of the Buddhist White Lotus Society. In the following months of the Red Turban Rebellion, they captured Qishui and made it the command center of the Red Turbans and the capital of the newly declared Empire of Tianwan, with himself as the emperor. Xu Shouhui used the period titles Tian Qi in 1358 and Tian Ding 1359-1360.

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