Archaeologists in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region have found a coin casting workshop and more than 1.4 million ancient coins dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), Guangming Daily reported on Tuesday.
Photos show some of the ancient coins recovered from the site [Credit: Chinanews/Zhong Xin]
According to Inner Mongolia Institute of Archaeology, which made the excavation from August 2012 to October 2013, the ruins are located in an ancient city in Erdos.
The excavated workshop in Inner Mongolia yielded 1.4 million Western Han Dynasty coins as well as numerous coin casts [Credit: Chinanews/Zhong Xin]
The new discoveries provided important information for the study of local economic and social development in ancient times. Author: Ma Lie | Source: China Daily [Fenruary 25, 2014]