1,000-year-old coins unearthed in China

August 23rd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) More than 200 coins that were used 1,000-years ago were excavated in China, archaeologists said Tuesday.

The green verdigris-covered coins were unearthed at a construction site in Araxan League in Inner Mongolia, said Zhang Zhenzhou who is from the Araxan museum.

Most of the coins were from the Northern Song Dynasty and some from the Tang Dynasty, reported Xinhua.

Zhang said the area where the coins were found belonged to the Western Xia kingdom.

Historical records show that the Song silk, porcelain, iron and various textiles were traded to places as far as the Indus river and modern-day Iraq.

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