5 dynasties, Kai Yuan Tong Bao seal script
Feet of the character BAO curisve variety. Cast in AD961 under rule of Li Jing of Southern Tang kingdom during 5 Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms period. Large issue 24.8mm / 3.53g - 6 USD @ dong_hua_zhai
5 Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms, the period of internal division and civil wars that followed the fall of Great Tang Dynasty. The northern China is ruled by 5 consecutive dynasties namely, Posterior Liang, Posterior Tang, Posterior Jin, Posterior Han and Posterior Zhou, while other part of China co-exist 10 small kingdoms.