Welcome to my website, where you'll find information on, and pictures of, ancient Chinese coins. I deal mostly with coins and pre-coin funerary/barter items from the Shang Dynasty through to the end of the Three Kingdoms period (about 1400 BCE to 280 CE), with a special emphasis on the Three Kingdoms period.
The Three Kingdoms period (三 國) is one of the most famous and celebrated historical periods in Chinese history.
The men and women of this time have grown in many cases to almost legendary proportions, much of which stems from the Sanguo Yanyi (三國演義) of Luo Guanzhong, a 14th-century, highly-fictionalized account of the period.
This site deals more with the actual, historical events of the time, specifically through the medium of ancient coins that were cast and used during the period.
In addition to the 3K period, I'm also drawn to most anything from Chinese antiquity, and so in time you will also find images of ancient coins and coin-precursors from other dynasties, including the Shang, the Western and Eastern Zhou, the Qin, the Western Han, the Xin, and the Eastern Han.