In recent years, the collection industry of antique works of art is gradually rising. As a representative ancient coin, it has experienced vicissitudes for thousands of years, and the number of surviving is becoming less and less, and the value of investment collection is also increasing. No matter in antique shops or museums, we can see some ancient coins of different styles in different dynasties. Of course, we can see most of them are copper coins in the outer circle and the inner circle. Through the rusty copper coin square hole with characters, we seem to feel the flavor of thick history.
[collection name]: Chongning chongbao
In the reign of Chongning, Emperor Huizong of the Northern Song Dynasty (1102-1106 A.D.), the coins were made of copper, iron and silver. Chongning chongbao is a large amount of copper and iron coins in official script, which are well made. In addition, Chongning Tongbao Qian script is a thin gold script of Emperor Huizong, with iron strokes and silver hooks. It has a deep and clear aura of bone, elegant style and excellent calligraphy, which can be called the peak of regular script in coin script.
In January 1100 A.D., Emperor zhe Zong of the Northern Song Dynasty died. Zhao Ji, his younger brother, succeeded him as the eighth emperor of the Northern Song Dynasty and became emperor Hui Zong of the Song Dynasty. Huizong is "skillful in nature and superior to art". He is addicted to calligraphy and painting all day long and ignores the official principles. During his 25 years in office, he successively minted six kinds of coins, namely, Shengsong Tongbao, Chongning Tongbao (chongbao), Daguan Tongbao, Zhenghe Tongbao (chongbao), Chonghe Tongbao, Xuanhe Tongbao (Yuanbao).
Chongning chongbao was coined in the reign of Emperor Huizong of the Northern Song Dynasty (1102-1106 A.D.), with "Chongning chongbao" engraved on the obverse. The characters are official script, dignified, elegant, simple and square, rigorous and solemn, and the law is fixed. The rust on the coins is left between the lines, which corrodes the coins; no fonts are printed on the back of the coins. The central part of the coin is a perforated square pattern, which is square, decent, and has a solid outline. This coin casting shape is convenient for the common people to hang it on their bodies, and it is not easy to lose. The whole copper coin is well made, with clear and beautiful layout, square writing and good preservation. After the baptism of time and the scouring of years, it becomes bronze, with natural coating and a strong sense of history.
As for "Chongning treasure", there is a legend that it is written by Caijing. When Caijing writes, he has an ulterior intention to link the mountains of "Chongning" with the vertical strokes of the emperor, forming a line. When he omits the "heart" in "Ning" in the traditional style, he is accused of "deliberately breaking the Song Dynasty, but not intentionally pacifying the country". There are many types of "Chongning" coins in existence, but no coins of this kind have been found so far.
"Chongning chongbao" is cast in a regular way, with clear font, unique style, fluent writing style and fine decoration. This kind of coin is rare and has a high collection value. We can see that this copper coin has a very clear lettering and distinctive characteristics of the times. The collection of ancient coins is a hot topic in today's collection field. Such rare and precious Chongning treasure has a very high appreciation potential and collection value.