Auction 33

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Lot 1739

QING: Nurhachi, 1616-1625, AE cash (6.29g), H-22.4, with his regnal name tian ming in Chinese script, two dot tong variety, Very Good, R, ex Jiùjinshan Collection.

In 1616, Nurhachi (Tian Ming) declared himself Khan (King) and founded the Later Jin Dynasty. He constructed a palace at Mukden (Shenyang) in Liaoning province. The Later Jin Dynasty was renamed Qing by his son Hong Taiji after his death in 1626, but Nurhachi is traditionally referred to as the founder of the Qing Dynasty.

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