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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 1, January 2, 2011, Article 16

THREE TONS OF SONG DYNASTY COINS FOUND IN CHINA

This week's issue of The Explorator newsletter includes links to several articles about a huge hoard of coins unearthed in China. -Editor

Song dynasty hoard kiln

An ancient kiln storing several tons of copper coins dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) was excavated in Hua County of northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Dec. 22.

Song Dynasty hoard The kiln is 1 meter wide at the mouth, 2 meters wide at the belly and 3 meters deep. More than 20 kinds of copper coins were found in the kiln with a total weight of 3 tons.

To read the complete article, see: Ancient kiln, cache of copper coins excavated in Shaanxi (english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7240735.html)

To view television footage, see: Coins, possibly 800 years old, found in China (abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=7861447)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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