Issues of Coin Casting in Late Tang Dynasty
- 2016年 
【中文摘要】乐史所记信州铸钱就是指玉山监,韩洄“江淮七监”是指丹阳、广陵、梅根、宛陵、凤山、桂阳、玉山监。《新唐书》“凡铸钱有七监”指的是永平、桂阳、凤山、丹阳、梅根、宛陵、广陵监,这七监再加上会昌年间新增的洛源监即是“会昌中增至八监”。从以铜为主的铸钱原料供应和铸钱能力方面来看,大中中十八万余贯的年铸钱量是可信的,并非如学界所认为的过高。 【Abstract】“Xinzhou coin casting” which appears in the writings by Le Shi actually refers to Yushan Jian (Yushan Coin Casting Bureau), while the “seven coin casting bureaus in Jianghuai” in the writings by Han Hui refer to Dangyang,Guangling, Meigen, Wanling, Fengshan, Guiyang and Yushan bureaus. The seven money casting bureaus described in Xin Tang Shu (New History of the Tang Dynasty) refer to Yongping, Guiyang, Fengshan, Danyang, Meigen, Wanling and Guangling bureaus. The eight bureaus during the Huichang period refer to the above seven bureaus plus Luoyuan bureau. The claim that more than 180,000 strings of coins were cast annually during the Dazhong period is credible judging from the supply of copper as the main material for coin casting and the capacity of casting operations.