|Styles of calligraphy on coins|
Examples of the five major styles
zhuanshu, lishu, kaishu, xingshu and caoshu as well as two special styles.
Zhuanshu seal script Xingshu running script
Kaishu regular script Lishu clerk script
Jade tendon seal script
The regular script of this coin
became the most popular typeface
used today: the Song script (D. Ren p. 73).
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