Vietnamese copy of Chinese cash coin
Zhi-dao yuan-bao

Image received from Frank Fesco
Chi-dao nguyen-bao in Vietnamese.


  • Novak: #109b
    dao wrongly read as thong
  • Thierry: #1120
    Brass. D = 23 mm. W = 1.61 g
    Imitation of the Chinese cash coin Zhi-dao yuan-bao (995-996 AD), Emperor Tai Zong, Northern Song Dynasty.
    Special calligraphy of the dao.
    XVI-XVIIth Century.
  • YNLSHB: p.472, coin #7.
    Uncertain origin.


  • Novak, John A. A working Aid for collectors of Annamese coins. Longview, Wash., USA, 1967.
  • Thierry, François, Catalogue des monnaies vietnamiennes, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris 1987. In French.
  • Tang Guo Yen, Chang Shi Chuan Yuenan lishi huobi (in Vietnamese Lich suu dong tien Vietnam - The Vietnamese historical currency), 1993, published by Yunnan and Guangxi Numismatic Society, in Chinese.