An Ex-Gate Tax Silver
in Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1276 AD)

Stephen Tai
Feb.10, 1998

The shown silver, sized by 128x48x16mm, weighted 977g, i.e. 25 taels, inscribed with two pairs of stamps, in incuse scripts, read as Bei Ju Shiao Er Lang, Chu Men Shuei, the former means: 'Cast by Silversmith Shiao Er Lang, at Bei Ju Chuei Chao (* Northern Red Canary Bridge, the name of place); the latter: Ex-Gate Tax'.

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