|Dynasty:||China - Eastern Han dynasty (25-221 AD)||Ruler:||Ling Ti (reign title, Chung-ping)|
|Reigned:||168 AD - 188 AD|
|Denomination:||Bronze 5 Chou|
|Date of Issue:||186 AD|
|Obverse:||Raised outer rim. Dash at 4 corners of the hole. "Wu Chou" = 5 Chou|
|Reverse:||Raised outer and inner rim.|
Eastern Han Dynasty 25 - 250 A.D.
A member of the Liu family, Liu Xiu (Lsu-Hsiu), raised an army and fought his way to the capital, Chang'an, after Wang Mang's death. After some years of fighting, he restored order to the country, and ascended the throne as emperor Guang Wudi (Kuang Wu-Ti). The capital was moved to the east, Luoyang, hence the name the "Eastern Han Dynasty".
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