Zhou Yuan Tong Bao reverse bottom mooncrest 周元通寶背下月
Dynasty: The Five Dynasties & Ten Kingdoms Posterior Zhou (951-960 AD) (五代十國- 後周)
Emperor: Chai Rong (柴榮)
Mint Era: Xian De 955 AD (顯德二年)
The Posterior Zhou was the last in a succession of five dynasties that controlled most of northern China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, which lasted from 907 to 960 and bridged the gap between the Tang Dynasty and the Song Dynasty.
Chai Rong was the second emperor of imperial China's short-lived Later Zhou Dynasty during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, reigning from 954 until his death.Emperor Shizong is considered a highly successful emperor of the Five Dynasties period. He centralized military power by his reforms, and proved his military prowess by a series of victories against Northern Han, Later Shu, Southern Tang, and the Liao Dynasty. Although his accomplishments were limited due to his premature death, they paved way for Chinese reunification later completed by the Song Dynasty, founded by his trusted general Zhao Kuangyin.