More Vietnamese coins in the news

More news of Chinese Tang Dynasty coins unearthed in Vietnam, again in Quang Binh Province. Tang Dynasty coins were found earlier last week by a rice farmer.

14 July 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – More news of Chinese Tang Dynasty coins unearthed in Vietnam, again in Quang Binh Province. Similar Tang Dynasty coins were found earlier last week by a rice farmer.

Thanh Nien News, 14 July 2007

Ancient Chinese coins dug up in central Vietnam

Thousands of coins from China’s Tang Dynasty era, believed to date back to the 8th or 9th century, have been found in Vietnam’s central Quang Binh province.

Three refuse collectors found five jars July 11 containing the coins and weighing around 30 kilograms in Ham Ninh commune.

At the same place a week earlier a local farmer named Nguyen Duc Dung found a pot weighing 20 kilograms containing copper coins while digging on a rice paddy.

On all the coins one side has four Chinese characters while the other is plain.

Read more about the Chinese coin finds in Vietnam.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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