原文标题：Huge quantity of ancient coins found in China
BEIJING: Archaeologists have excavated about 3,500kg of ancient coins in China's Inner Mongolia Region, Xinhua reported on Sunday. Most of these coins were in prevalence during the Han dynasty (202 BC-220 AD).
According to Lian Jilin, a researcher with the regional Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, the coins were found in three millennia-old coin pits in the ancient town of Huoluochaideng after police cracked three theft cases.
Most of the coins were "Huoquan", the coins commonly used in the Han dynasty (202 BC-220 AD), said Lian.
Archaeologists also excavated over 100 casting moulds from the relics of a coin workshop. The moulds are believed to date back to the rule of Emperor Wudi (156 BC-87 BC) of the Western Han Dynasty and the short-lived Xin Dynasty (45 BC-23 AD) founded by Wang Mang.
Based on its size and cultural relics uncovered there, Huoluochaideng town is believed to have been a major town in northern China during the Han Dynasty, said Lian.
The findings are significant in the study of the ancient monetary system and casting technology, he added.
Are those gold coins or made in other metals? If those are other metal have no value these days, then Chinese will sale those by saying "Feng Sui Coin of Wealth" :)
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narendra sinha (Thane)
Indeed a very good discovery... If they sell then i will surely buy atleast one.
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Wondering whether India has these historical coins or not. At least then we understand further the great civilization between both India and China.
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China always in the news one way the other.
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romesh.sharma (Germany) replies to A.K.Lightning
Everybody salutes the rising sun.
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seems like part of china's propoganda...
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Oh! this proves conclusively that Inner Mongolia belongs to the PRC and the IMPP should be abolished. I wish next time they do some maritime explorations and find some coins in the South China Sea to prove their point.
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Invaluable historic finds!
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The Beak (Canada)
Wonder if a find such as this was disvovered in India, would any one in Govt or otherwise disclose such finding to the world. India, never as its culture would reject such disclosure. Om. .
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just thinking, may be another way to export chinese gold in the name of antique items....
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Mao (S'hai) replies to EndOfTheLastEra
I know Indians have smaller brains than Chinese but I didn't know yours is that small.
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Jai Hind (Delhi)
They need to be verified as CHINA may be buring hem to make big news
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quite a interesting find by Chinese archeologist, but, this story is good for people who does not have any knowledge about Chinese history and Mongolian history. The fact is how can a Chinese coin manufacture factory in Mongolia? in those days Mongolian were one of the strongest country in central Asia and Chinese were always avoiding from Mongols invasion. May be during Mongolian's rule China over 150 years and may be they set up factory in inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolia invaded by communist Chinese regime after 2nd World War and outer Mongolia invaded by Russia. Russian gave Independent to outer Mongolia in 1990's. Communist Chinese regime still holds iron grabs over outer Mongolia.
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Mahendren (chennai) replies to Rang
Just to add with Rang's point, There were some trades between ancient Mongolia and Cholea Kingdom (a Tamil Kingdom).
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JI Fa (Changzhou) replies to Mahendren
Just to add with Rang's point, Tang Dynastic China also defeated the Indian tyrant and conquered most part of India with Nepalese and Tibetan allies. The envoy and commander's name is WANG Xuance. The inscriptions on precipices still exists in Himalaya border between China and Nepal.
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Rang (Bangkok) replies to JI Fa
I am stupid person to think Ji knows some history Now I knew he is just wasting other peoples time. Of course he is communist's propagandist at the same time he is bit of crazy.
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Saeed (Karachi) replies to Rang
Indian history. Indians have rayaped it.
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Mahendren (chennai) replies to Saeed
Indian History is full of Tamils domination.. so tamil enemies wont explore the history of India.
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Ali (Lahore) replies to Saeed
What does ray aped mean?
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Saeed replies to Ali
Certain words are deemed "offensive" , so you have to spell it differently., like ssshole etc