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Nanyang ancient mint offers glimpse into Xin Dynasty

(en.nanyang.gov.cn) Updated: 2019-01-24

An ancient mint dating from the Xin Dynasty (8-23 AD) was recently discovered in Nanyang, Henan province.

The mint was discovered in the Nanyang Fuya Museum. Other unearthed cultural relics include copper coins, bronze chariot parts, pottery and animal bones.

Nanyang ancient mint offers glimpse into Xin Dynasty

The excavation site of the ancient mint recently discovered in Nanyang, Henan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

The discoveries will serve as a great resource for historians studying the coin-casting industry of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and Han Dynasty (206 BC- AD 220), as well as the social and economic system of the Xin Dynasty.

Nanyang ancient mint offers glimpse into Xin Dynasty
A photo of the coin molds unearthed at the Nanyang Fuya Museum. [Photo/Xinhua]

Nanyang ancient mint offers glimpse into Xin Dynasty
Coins dating from the Xin Dynasty are discovered in Nanyang. [Photo/Xinhua]

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