Hoe coin

The inscriptions on money were very important. They let people know how much each coin was worth and where the coin could be used.

During the Warring States period the different states, and some cities, issued their own coins. The coins came in many different shapes and sizes.

Qin Shi Huangdi, the leader of the Qin state, emerged as the victor of the Warring States period. He standardised the coinage system, so that one type of coin was used throughout the whole of the Chinese empire.

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Knife coin Bronze knife coin Hoe coin Hoe coin Bronze coin

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