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Chinese Coins from the Scholar’s Study

25 Apr 2017 to 24 Sep 2017

Chinese coins illustrate the evolution of Chinese writing from the seal script to modern cursive. Chinese scholars collected coins for their aesthetic quality which sometimes bore the calligraphy of an emperor.

This display shows a selection of coins and related collectable tokens.

Image: Chinese coin with the calligraphy of Emperor Huizong (r.1100–1125)

Gallery 7 | Admission Free