Japanese uses a number-writing system that is shared with the Chinese language, and is generally referred to as the Chinese numerals.
The symbols used to represent 0 through 10 are pictured below, with their European/Arabic equivalent: Numbers above (and including) 10 are not made by combining individual digits, like in the Arabic numeral system.
Ancient Chinese coinage includes some of the earliest known coins.
These coins, used as early as the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BCE), took the form of imitations of the cowrie shells that were used in ceremonial exchanges.
Ancient Chinese coins are markedly different from coins produced in the west.
century coins are undated and depend on the ruling emperor of the time.
Coins from some provinces used the Arabic AH system of dating (see Dating Arabic coins section for help).
Most of the known specimen have already been worn down by a century of turmoil. This dragon would still be unable to tell them what it went through: he never had a tongue to begin with.
His body covered in pearls is but skin and bones, meager and bristled with longer spines.