|Coin history - The Sui dynasty A.D. 581-618|
The Sui dynasty only cast one type of coin, a Wu Zhu with wide rim that has been found in
excavations that clearly indicated
that it belonged to the Sui period. The founder of the Sui had close connections in
the Wei where he grew up. Peng believes that the Sui Wu Zhu was adopted from the Western Wei, because it is said in the history of
the Sui, that Wu Zhus already circulated in the first year of the Sui, and that additional new coins were minted at the same time (p. 194-195).