First out of the Heavenly Gate is the famous first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, founder of the short-lived Qin Dynasty that gave China its name. His legacy includes one of the most well known archaeological sites in the world, the incredible Terracotta Army, part of a mausoleum complex of gigantic proportions, that to date, has still not been fully uncovered.
- First out of the new series - QIN SHI HUANG
- 2 oz of 99.9% pure silver
- Gilded on Ultra high relief coin
- Extremely limited mintage – 500
THE FIRST EMPEROR OF CHINA
Despite ruling for just over a decade from 221 BC to 210 BC, Qin Shi Huang (Chinese: 秦始皇; lit.: ‘First Emperor of Qin’) has had an impact on China’s history that remains to this day. Born on 18 February 259 BCE with the name Yíng Zhèng (嬴政) or Zhào Zhèng (趙政), he undertook to bring into a single entity all of the smaller warring states that made up the region at the time.
He became King Zheng of Qin in 246 BCE at the age of just 13, assuming full power 9 years later after a time when Qin was fighting with six other states. In 230 BCE the campaign to unite the different states started, and was completed in 221 with the fall of Qi. The Qin Dynasty now ruled over the unified state, eschewing the title of ‘king’ and instead choosing to call himself “emperor” (皇帝 huángdì), a title that remained in use for two millennia.
|Weight (g)||2 oz (62.2 g )|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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