A Silver Named by Numbers
in Connection with Purity Standard,
as Used in Land Transactions of Ching Dynasty

Stephen Tai
Feb.03, 1998

The shown document is a contract made in December, the 13th year of Yuong Cheng period (1735, 1723-1735 A.D.) of Ching Dynasty(1644-1911), regarding a transaction of land, in the neighborhood of Huei-Juo Prefecture of An-huei Province. The buyer had paid for the lands as contracted, 1 tales and 5 maces of Gio Wu Se Yin ('Silver in purity of 95%')
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