The Sung/Jing/Liao Dynasty #3


No. Su/21

 

Weight: 10 taels 

 

Date: 1230 A.D.

 

Inscriptions by Engraving: 紹定二年光州綱銀.王寶 

The 2nd Year of Shao Ding

Submitted Taxed Silver of Kuang District (Honan Province)

Wang Bao (Smith) 

Note:

 

(Gang) was an unit of taxed items, such as gold, silver, silk, and crops. The number of an unit differed from items and locations.

 

This piece is also assumed to be part from the recent Nanjing excavation.

 

Seen in trade

 


          No. Su/22

 

Weight: 449 grams/12.5 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions by Stamping: 

 

  京銷滲銀/林仁卿宅/京銷滲銀

  京銷滲銀/重拾貳兩半/京銷滲銀    

 

    "Shen" Silver Cast in the Capital City (Hangzhou)

 

     Lin Zen Ching's Household (Silver shop)

    Weighed Twelve and a Half Taels  

Additional Inscriptions by Stamping:

 

  廣東運司(Transportation Commission in Kuangtung)

 

  黃□驗(Assayed by Huang...)

 

Additional Inscriptions by Engraving:

 

  洗明(A person's name)

 

Notes:

 

Cast in the Southern Sung Dynasty 

 

"Shen" means "penetration". "Shen silver" was one of the quality silver ingots in the Southern Sung Dynasty. Its fineness ranged from 99.5% to 98.5% according to the standard of that time.

 

廣東運司an abbreviation of 廣南東路轉運司-  Transportation Commission of Kuangtung. This commission was an tax collector and agent of the board of revenue in the central government of the Southern Sung Government and was stationed in each (province).

 

Possibly a specimen from the recent Nanjing excavation.

 

Seen in trade


                    No. Su/23

 

Weight: 25 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions by Stamping:

 

  霸北街西/舊日蘇韓張二郎/霸北街西

  霸北街西/重貳拾伍兩/霸北街西    

 

    West of Ba Bei Street (Address of the silver shop where was in the capital Ling An (Now, Hangzhou)) 

    Weighed Twenty Five Taels  

    (Successor of) the former Su Firm and Its Smith Han Wu Lang- Silversmith Zhang Er Lang 

 

Additional Inscriptions by Stamping:

 

  廣東( Kuangtung)

 

  鈔鋪(Shop of Salt Licenses)

 

  梁平□□(Liang Ping-A person's name)

 

Notes:

 

Seen in trade

 

Possibly a specimen from the recent Nanjing excavation.


          No. Su/24

 

Weight: 450 grams/12.5 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions by Stamping:

 

  霸北街西/重拾貳兩半/霸北街西    

 

    West of Ba Bei Street (Address of the silver shop where was in the capital Ling An (Now, Hangzhou)) 

    Weighed Twelve and a Half Taels    

 

Additional Inscriptions by Stamping:

 

  鎮江劉鋪( Zhenjiang, Liu Firm)

 

 

Additional Inscriptions by Engraving:

 

  麥季京銷/謝德明驗

  

   Cast in the Capital City in the Wheat Season

   Assayed by Hsieh Der Ming

 

Notes:

 

Seen in trade

 

麥季-"Wheat Season" meaning the 5th month in the celestial calendar specifically in the regions between Yangtze River and Huai River.

 

This piece was cast  in the capital Hangzhou and passed on to a silver shop Liu's firm in Zhenjiang (of Jiangsu Province) which pressed a stamp of its firm as endorsement. It is speculated to be further submitted to a local government in Zhenjiang, therefore, the engraved assaying inscriptions were given before the submission.         

 

Possibly a specimen from the recent Nanjing excavation.


No. Su/25

 

Weight: 12.5 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions by Stamping:

 

  霸北街西/舊日蘇韓張二郎/霸北街西

  霸北街西/重拾 貳兩半/霸北街西    

 

    West of Ba Bei Street (Address of the silver shop where was in the capital Ling An (Now, Hangzhou)) 

    Weighed Twelve and a Half Taels  

    (Successor of) the former Su Firm and Its Smith Han Wu Lang- Silversmith Zhang Er Lang 

 

Additional Inscriptions by Stamping:

 

  李二記(Li Er's Remark) : Possibly an assayer's stamp

    王□記(Wang □'s Remarks): Possibly an assayer's stamp

 

Notes:

 

Seen in trade

 

Possibly a specimen from the recent Nanjing excavation.


          No. Su/26

 

Weight: 12.5 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions by Stamping: 廣南市舶司/霸北街西/蘇宅韓五郎/重拾貳兩半  何成/楊?/易?/京銷/監官翟良白/起發畸零銀

 

Kuangtung Trade Ship Commision

West of Ba Bei Street (Address of the silver shop where was in the capital Ling An (Now, Hangzhou)) 

Su Firm and Its Smith Han Wu Lang

Weighed Twelve and a Half Taels

Cast in the Capital

Inspection Officer Zhai Liang Bai

Submitted fractional silver  

 

Note:

Collection of Simon Chen

Assumed to be part from the recent Nanjing excavation

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          No. Su/27

 

Weight: 12.5 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions by Stamping: 舶司起發/京銷鋌銀/京銷/一月八日/廣東銀庫/鈔鋪宋禮/水腳銀/謝仲永

 

Submitted by (Kuangtung) Trade Ship Commision

Lump Silver Cast in the Capital City (Hangzhou)

Cast in the Capital

The 8th of 1st Month

Kuangtung Silver Treasury

Paper-note Shop Sung Li

Ship Freight (for submitting tax silver)

Hsieh Zhong Yong (the smith)   

 

Note:

Collection of Simon Chen

Assumed to be part from the recent Nanjing excavation

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          No. Su/28

 

Weight: 12.5 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions by Stamping: 京銷鋌銀/重拾貳兩半/鈔鋪余盛富/趙孫鋪/廣東銀庫/廣東提舉司五年起發/賣鈔銀押銀人張復

 

Lump Silver Cast in the Capital City (Hangzhou)

Weighed Twelve and a Half Taels

Paper-note Shop Yu Shen Fu

Zhao and Sun's Silver shop

Kuangtung Silver Treasury

Submitted by the Commissioner of Kuangtung Trade Ship Commision in the 5th Year

Silver from selling paper note, guardian Zhang Fu

 

Note:

Collection of Simon Chen

Assumed to be part from the recent Nanjing excavation

More Information....


                   No. Su/29

 

Weight: 50 taels 

 

Date: 1247 A.D.

 

Inscriptions

建康府

起解進奉淳祐柒年分

聖節銀每鋌重伍拾兩專庫王錢  匠人程元籌

宿    賈寔  邢文彬  沈執中

京銷十月初九日

迪功郎建康府司戶參軍兼監趙興裴

文林郎建康府錄事參軍兼監張士通
 

JienKang Prefecture

Submitted in the fiscal year of 7th year of Chun Yo

Tribute for Holy Festival, each piece 50 Taels. Treasury Wang Chien, Smith Chen Yuan Chou

Su (Chinese Serial Number)   Jia Xi (Meaning unknown), Shin Wen Bin, Shen Zhi Zhong (Names of inspectors)

Cast in the Capital, the 9th day of 10th Month

Di-Gung Lang (Title of a low-ranking Civil official), Jienkang Prefecture Supervisor Zhao Xin Pei of Household Register, Taxation and Warehousing.

Wen-Lin Lang (Title of a low-ranking Civil official), Jienkang Prefecture, Supervisor Chang Xi Tong  of Auditing and General Affairs.

Note:

Collection of Simon Chen

Assumed to be part from the recent Nanjing excavation

More Information....


                    Su/30

Weight: 25 taels 

 

Date: N/A

 

Inscriptions:

今申解淮西銀每鋌貳拾伍兩

民字號  秤子  經榮  唐深

從事郎 永州司法參軍趙臬審

奉議郎通判永州司□州軍卓邦丘

 

25 Taels of Silver to be Transported to Huai-Si (i.e., Huai-Nan West Road, the south bank of the Huai River-the border river between the Southern Sung and Jin regimes) 

No. Ming, Weighers Jin Zong, Tang Shen

Chong-Xi Lang (Title of a low-ranking Civil official), Yong District Judicial Judge Zhao Nie Shen

Fong-Yi Lang (Title of a middle-ranking Civil official), Yong District Judicial Officer ?? Zho Bang Chiu

Note:

Collection of Simon Chen

Assumed to be part from the recent Nanjing excavation

More Information....

 

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          The Sung/Jing/Liao Dynasty #2

 

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