Hankow: Printed by the author for private circulation, 1921. 1st. Original wrappers. First Edition. 12mo. 17,  pp. Illustrations. Tan staplebound wrappers with black & red lettering. Fine condition of a scarce title on Chinese coins, only 2 copies located in institutional holdings (Peabody & Basel). Item #18293
Giuseppe Ros was an Italian diplomat appointed Consul of Italian Embassy of Shanghai, later assigned to Hankow and Kwangchow. He was the first foreign researcher studying Chinese machine-made coins in the period of Republic of China. Ros wrote two important articles on Chinese coins, one was titled "Coins of Republic of China" in 1917 and this booklet "A Tael Coinage for Kirin" that Ros published by himself in Hankow in 1921. Ros published another article on Chinese coins in Hankow which cannot be found today.