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Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

Chinese Coins from the Scholar’s Study

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street,
Oxford, United Kingdom
Apr 25, 2017 To Sep 24, 2017


Detail: 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.

Phone No.: +44 (0)1865 278000
Site URL: http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/details/?exh=147

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

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