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Qin Slips from Liye
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Stamp Title: Qin Slips from Liye
Serial Number: 2012-25
Piece in Set: 2
Denomination: 2.4 yuan
Date of Issue: 2012-10-24
Designer: Chen Jingyi, Fang Jun
Size of Stamp: 30 x 50 mm 
Perforation: 13.5
Sheet Composition: 12
Printer: Photogravure
Printing Technology: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Hous

The Qin slips from Liye are official archives of the government of Qianling County in Dongting Prefecture, ruled by the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). In June 2002, some 37,000 slips were unearthed from the ruins of Liye Ancient Town in Longshan County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province. All bearing characters written by writing brushes, they are mostly government decrees and documents, covering many aspects from household registration to land reclamation and agricultural taxation, including contents that had not been previously recorded in historical documents. A 23cm x 4.5cm woode