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Central China's Hunan Province is offering a reward to anyone who can decode the inscription on the back of six ancient gold coins.
The Cultural Relics Bureau of Jinshi City has offered 10,000 yuan, roughly 1,500 U.S. dollars, to anyone who can explain the mystery of the coins, housed in the city's museum.
A small white glazed pot containing six foreign gold coins was discovered at a farm in the 1960s and was sent to the museum in the 1980s. They are classified as top-level national cultural relics.
These coins were manufactured using ancient Greek coinage method at least 650 years ago. The inscription on the front, in a rare type of Arabic, is the name of a King, but the information on the back remains unexplained. Cultural relics officials have consulted Chinese and foreign experts, but to no avail.
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Online retailer Amazon China has unveiled its annual list of most romantic cities, with Zhengzhou in Henan Province declared the most romantic Chinese city of 2015.
Zhengzhou led the country in the proportion of books sold last year on the topics of romance, relationship and marriage.
Cities of Erdos and Baotou, both in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, ranked second and third.
Among the top ten, northern Chinese cities outnumbered the southern for the first time.
According to Amazon, the result does not necessarily mean that people in northern China are more romantic than their southern counterparts; and the ranking reveals many factors, not just the cultural environment of a city.
China's four first-tier cities, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, did not feature in the top 40. Amazon says it appears that residents in smaller cities are under less pressure and have more leisure time to enjoy romantic literature.
上世纪60年代，一只装有6枚外国金币的卵白釉小罐在当地农场被发现，上世纪80年代，这6枚金币被移交到津市博物馆 。随后金币被鉴定为国家一级文物 。
这些金币在至少650年前采用古希腊造币法打制 。金币正面的铭文系罕见的阿拉伯字体，注有国王的名字，但背铭至今未能破译 。津市文物局官员曾咨询过中外专家，但未有收获 。
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北京、上海、广州、深圳四大一线城市在2015年度浪漫城市排行榜中的排名均在40开外 。亚马逊表示，这表明生活压力相对小一点的小城市比大城市的居民有较多阅读浪漫题材作品的休闲时间 。
1. at least （数量）至少，不少于；
例句：He has been there at least twice.
2. to no avail 毫无用处；没效果；
例句：His efforts were to no avail.
3. for the first time 首次；第一次；
例句：Ten years ago, I went to the tropics for the first time.
4. according to 据…所说；按…所载；
例句：According to the old legend, Romulus was the founder of Rome.