The Liao Dynasty Coins Inscribed ‘Ten Thousand Years’

  • Yuan-bo Pei


In the spring the fourth year of the Tianyou 天佑 era of the Tang Dynasty (AD 907), in February, Yelv-Abaoji, prime minister of the Khitan Khanate, proclaimed himself emperor after holding a fire offering on an altar to worship heaven and the Khitan state was renamed the Great Khitan Empire with the title of tian chao 天朝 Heavenly Dynasty.


Intended Function Court Official Major Text Hereditary System Present Chapter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Collectors’ Association of Liaoning ProvinceChangchunChina

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