2021-06-18

Gansu Wuwei issued “Xixia Coin Collection” to fill the gaps in the study of ancient Chinese coins, Xixia coins

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China News Service, Lanzhou, June 18 (Reporter Cui Lin) On the 18th, the book launch ceremony of “Xixia Coin Collection” was held at the Wuwei City Library in Gansu. The publication of this book has filled up ancient Chinese coins to a certain extent. Gaps in the study of Xixia coins.

Rare and ancient coins are real objects of currency history, but also historical witnesses. The quality of printing and casting reflects the level of printing and casting technology and craftsmanship at that time. Therefore, from the face of coins that were born and circulated in different periods, it provides people with an important window to understand the political, economic, and historical background at that time.

Gansu Wuwei issued “Xixia Coin Collection” to fill the gaps in the study of ancient Chinese coins, Xixia coins

June 18, The opening ceremony of the book “Xixia Coin Collection” was held at the Wuwei City Library in Gansu. Photo by Zhou Songlin

The book “Xixia Coin Collection” was compiled by Tian Zhanjun, Vice President of Gansu Collectors Association and President of Xixia Culture Professional Committee, published by World Book Publishing Company, and the first curator of China Coin Museum Dai Zhiqiang wrote the title of the book. Tian Zhanjun, a native of Wuwei, Gansu, has long focused on the collection and research of Xixia porcelain and ancient coins. It took him more than ten years to scientifically classify the versions of Xixia coins discovered in the past 200 years.

The book not only gives a general discussion on the versions of Xixia coins, but also carefully introduces all the small versions that seem to be the same, such as: Xixia characters and Chinese characters with Xixia coins The comparative instructions and pictures of more than 500 Xixia coins provide reference materials and reference books for the vast number of coin collectors and researchers, and fill the gaps in the study of ancient Chinese coins Xixia coins to a certain extent.

Gansu Wuwei issued “Xixia Coin Collection” to fill the gaps in the study of ancient Chinese coins, Xixia coins(1)

The picture shows the Xixia coin exhibition. Photo by Zhou Songlin

Tian Zhanjun expressed the hope that the release of “Xixia Coin Collection” can explore history through square holes, provide a new key to the study of Xixia’s politics, economy, and culture, and contribute to the Silk Road. The spread of civilization and the promotion of the spirit of the Hexi Corridor have had a positive impact. At the same time, I hope that through this book, more people will understand his hometown-Wuwei, the iconic capital of Chinese tourism.

Liang Chaoyang, member of the Standing Committee of the Wuwei Municipal Party Committee and Minister of the Propaganda Department, said that Xixia culture is one of the representative cultures of Liangzhou culture. Xixia ruled Hexi for nearly two hundred years, and left many cultural relics in Wuwei, and a large number of Xixia cultural relics were unearthed, which provided precious physical materials for studying the history of Xixia. In particular, the unearthed currency in the Xixia period has a very important reference value for the study of Xixia society, economy, and culture. As a local industrialist and collector in Wuwei, Mr. Tian Zhanjun, today’s “Xixia Coin Collection”, which was released today, embodies his many years of hard work and sweat. The precious historical materials displayed in the book carry the author’s ingenious currency research results. It is a professional book for comprehensive and systematic research on Xixia coins. The publication and distribution of this book will certainly further stimulate people’s enthusiasm for researching Xixia culture, and it is of great significance for promoting the construction of a famous cultural and tourist city.

At the launching ceremony, Dai Zhiqiang, the former curator of the China Numismatic Museum, sent a congratulatory letter stating that “Xixia Coin Collection” is a collection of great money. After the demise of Xixia, the texts and documents of the Dangxiang clan were almost destroyed. Exhausted, there are very few physical objects preserved in Xixia coins. Mr. Tian Zhanjun spared no effort to collect, protect, and compile a book, which is precious. He provided important first-hand information for the study of the history and culture of the Xixia Dynasty.

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Yu Tingming, executive deputy secretary-general of Gansu Numismatic Society, said that the book has been included in the professional ancient coin collection research series-the seventeenth “Guquan Library Series” (writings) Volume of “Xixia Coin Collection”. He explained, Quan: The rulers of the Han Dynasty changed “money” to “spring” out of the desire to accumulate wealth. The springs come together from all directions, and then flow in all directions. Until now, coin fans are still known as Quanyou.

Wang Yunwu, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of China Publishing Group and director of the Chinese Book Association, believes that the publication of this book is a peak in the study of Xixia coin culture. Gao is unprecedented; at the same time, the depth of the book’s research and interpretation of the Xixia coin culture has reached a new height; in addition, the collection of value of the book for the Xixia coin collection has reached a new height, and some of the collections It is an orphan product. ”

Wang Yunwu said that in recent years, the collectors have focused their attention on Xixia coins, and expanded the research field of Xixia culture through the collection and research of Xixia coins. There are few remaining Xixia coins, which are part of the ancient currency culture of our country. One of the components is very important for studying Xixia’s economy, enriching my country’s numismatics and inheriting my country’s numismatic culture, and even for the entire Xixia study.

Sponsored by the Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports, Radio, Film and Tourism, Wuwei Liangzhou Cultural Research Institute, and Gansu Collectors Association, related academic seminars were also held after the meeting. Experts and scholars from inside and outside the province discussed the influence and value of the book “Xixia Coin Collection”. End)