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Dynasty: China - Western Wei (535-556 AD)
Ruler: Emperor Wen
Reigned: 540 AD
Denomination: Wu Zhu (5 Zhu)
Obverse: Broad outer rim. "Wu Zhu"
Reverse: Blank
Reference: S 253, Hartill 10.25
Weight: 2.2 gms
Diameter: 22.1 mm

Western Wei

Western Wei was initiated by a general of the Northern Wei, following a military coup, and was re-named Northern Zhou in the second generation. In 581 AD the last emperor was forced to abdicate in favour of his uncle, who established the Sui.

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