|Dynasty:||China - Western Wei (535-556 AD)||Ruler:||Emperor Wen|
|Denomination:||Wu Zhu (5 Zhu)|
|Obverse:||Broad outer rim. "Wu Zhu"|
|Reference:||S 253, Hartill 10.25|
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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