2nd c BCE-3rd c CE Chinese Han (Western) Metalwork
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY Anonymous
(206 BCE - 24 CE)
207 BCE-220 CE
2nd c BCE-3rd c CE
Xian. Dongshelepu Village. Shaanxi. China.
Xi'an. Shaanxi Provincial Museum.
The horde contained 219 disks each weighing between 227.6 and 254.4 grams. China imported gold since it didn't have much. A great deal of the gold that the Romans xchanged for silk ended up in the treasuries of India.