A lot of people don't know about the ancient golden things. Let's enjoy them with Xiaobian.
I believe that we've seen a lot of TV programs in ancient costume. We can often hear the words in movies or TV Plays: "if someone has made a contribution, he will be rewarded with ten thousand liang of gold". For those who have made great contributions to the country, the emperor will have all kinds of last time, and Huang Jinwan Liang is one of them. Then how much is the gold equivalent to the present? Let's take a look at it together.
Ancient times is a very long process. The concept of "ten thousand liang of gold" is different in different times. Even after the unified measurement of Qin state, the measurement standards of each period are different. Moreover, the composition of gold is also different. Even now, gold is divided into "full gold", one thousand gold, ten thousand gold. The exchange rate of different periods is also different.
We've all heard the story of "moving wood to establish faith". If we can move the "three Zhang wood" to the north gate, we will reward "ten gold". According to the data, the gold here is actually copper, not gold.
Until then, the number of gold gradually increased, but in essence, it was still a very small number of precious metals. At this time, "gold" became the pronoun of gold. Although the quantity has increased, the smelting technology has not improved much, there are many impurities, and the purity is not high.
Because gold is precious, it has become a kind of luxury "food" since the Eastern Jin Dynasty. The rich people will eat gold foil, thinking that eating precious gold into their stomach can make them more noble. Many ladies are addicted to gold foil, thinking that they can beautify themselves and produce noble children. Many people also die because of this. You should know that gold with low purity contains a lot of harmful substances such as heavy metals. Eating too much is equivalent to dying.
Although the earliest metallurgical technology in the world took place in ancient China, the environment and equipment at that time were still very backward, and the concept of taking gold as the unit had not yet appeared. Therefore, one or two gold coins mentioned at that time were actually copper coins equivalent to our current 50 cents. At the beginning, the metallurgical technology is becoming more and more mature and perfect. So before that, the gold is not the gold we know, but the copper. There is still a big difference between the two.
Moreover, as a currency, the exchange rate of gold varies in different dynasties and regions. The exchange of goods also has a certain impact. The concept of gold is not a unified standard in history, and the value will change, but how to change is inseparable from the productivity of this country. But how different? If gold is real, it is a large amount.
In history, there has been an example of rewarding a large amount of gold. For example, Li Shimin rewarded six kilos of gold in pingguan Dongyi, which is equivalent to 800 kilos of modern gold. This number can't help but amaze people, but it seems that there are still some problems in it, because brass can also be used as gold reward, and the amount of gold is only a small part.
According to the ancient exchange rate, 1 liang of gold = 10 liang of silver = 10 Guan of copper money = 10000 Wen of copper money. In fact, gold is 100000 liang of silver, 100000 Guan of copper money, 100 million Wen of copper money.
According to the current value, gold is 10000 * 31.25 * 280 (280 yuan per gram of 1000 gold): 87500000 yuan, that is, 875.5 million yuan. In terms of 10000 gold, the name can reach 100 million yuan.
The emperor will not reward so much. The emperor is usually stingy. The value of gold and silver in each dynasty is different from that in our modern times. It will not be given to you with a tray as shown on TV. One or two gold is equal to about 1500 yuan. The ancient calculation unit is generally: one or two gold = 10 Liang silver = 10 Guan copper money = 10000 Wen copper money.
The irresponsible statement in the TV play is that the emperor is often in financial difficulties, and even owes money. For example, if the emperor rewards someone how much money, it's probably only possible to pay, but it's impossible, and it's often that enough money is captured on the battlefield by the rewarded person. The emperor is just a man in the water. Don't think that the generals can really take away how much money from the Treasury, and have the ability to rob the enemy by themselves , I'll split you up if I get it!
With the development of commodity trading, gold, as a symbol of wealth and a means of payment, has a wider range of circulation. Compared with silver, the mining rate of gold is low, and the price of gold and silver in China has always been lower than the international price. So at least since the Ming Dynasty, a large number of foreigners have shipped silver to China, and then replaced it with gold, making the silver price in China lower and lower, and the gold price higher. In this way, most of the gold flowed abroad, which is probably the main reason for the disappearance of ancient Chinese gold.
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