|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Late Qing Dynasty|
|Inscription Language:||Chinese Language|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Rev. Edward W. Thwing; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902|
Silver coin, from a local mint in the Xinjiang region. Coins of this kind were produced in the years shortly after 1878, when General Zuo Zongtang reclaimed the territory for the Qing empire. The Qing had conquered Xinjiang in the mid 18th century. Obverse: 光緒銀錢 "Guangxu (1871-1908) silver cash" Reverse: 五分 "Five fen" (denomination) The crude appearance of the coin and its inscriptions is typical for this type.