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Historical results from Bactrian coins: discoveries in Afghanistan

by Henry Thoby Prinsep

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Published by Indological Book House in Varanasi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Asia, Central,
  • Asia, Central.
    • Subjects:
    • Coins, Greek -- Asia, Central,
    • Coins -- Asia, Central,
    • Asia, Central -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby H. T. Prinsep.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS327 .P74 1973
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv (i.e. vi), 124 p.
      Number of Pages124
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5034027M
      LC Control Number73904711

      Before them was a safe, one of six containing a cache of 2,year-old gold jewelry, ornaments and coins from the former region of Bactria in northern Afghanistan.   Be aware that most of Tarn's work cannot be supported by the evidence, as he was determined to weave together a narrative history. Historians, in reality, "know" very little about Bactria as the only remaining primary evidence from the period is the coin collection; aside from that, you have archaeology and secondary histories written after the fall of s: 3.

        Lost World of the Ancient King describes how a single bit of evidence―a Greek coin―launched a search that drew explorers to the region occupied by the tumultuous warring tribes of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Afghanistan. Coin by coin, king by king, the history of Bactria was reconstructed using the emerging methodologies of s: 7.   material (historical texts, coins, archaeology and inscriptions) and the paradigm shifts by which Bactrian studies have advanced. As well as the history of coin col-lecting and coin study, a chapter on archaeology discusses the city of Ai Khanoum and other sites, such as Tillya Tepe and Balkh. A further chapter on.

      On the coins struck in India, the well-known Indian alphabet (called Brahmi by the Indians, the older form of the Devanagari) is used; on the coins struck in Afghanistan and in the Punjab the Kharoshthi alphabet, which is derived directly from the Aramaic and was in common use in the western parts of India, as is shown by one of the inscriptions of Asoka and by the recent discovery of many.   The coins, medallions, plates, and necklaces set with precious stones were excavated in in modern Balkh province, northern Afghanistan, .


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The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom was, along with the Indo-Greek Kingdom, the easternmost part of the Hellenistic world, covering Bactria and Sogdiana in Central Asia from to BC. It was centered on the north of present-day Afghanistan.

The expansion of the Greco-Bactrians into present-day eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan from BC established the Indo-Greek Kingdom, which was to last until. Tillya tepe, Tillia tepe or Tillā tapa (Persian: طلا تپه ‎) (literally "Golden Hill" or "Golden Mound") is an archaeological site in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan near Sheberghan, excavated in by a Soviet-Afghan team led by the Greek-Russian archaeologist Viktor Sarianidi, a year before the Soviet invasion of hoard is often known as the Bactrian gold.

The results of this project were finally published in in the multi-authored book Studies in the Chronology of the Bactrian documents from Northern Afghanistan. The cover of the book shows a letter dated in the year of the Bactrian era, in the 10th month. Historical Results from Bactrian Coins and Other Discoveries in Afghanistan Based on the Note Books and the Coin-cabinet of J US$ The Coins of the Greek and Scythic Kings of Bactria and India in the British Museum by Percy Gardner.

Since its publication inthe Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan has become the main reference work for the archaeology of Afghanistan, and the standard sites and monuments record for the region; archaeological sites are now referred to under their Gazetteer catalogue number as routine in academic literature, and the volume has become a key text for developing research in the area.

Cunningham was born in London in to the Scottish poet Allan Cunningham (–) and his wife Jean née Walker (–). Along with his older brother, Joseph, he received his early education at Christ's Hospital, London. Through the influence of Sir Walter Scott, both Joseph and Alexander obtained cadetships at the East India Company's Addiscombe Seminary (–31), followed by.

In the preface to the first volume of my Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan, published inI wrote of “one of the most sensational discoveries of the last decade, a series of more than a hundred Bactrian documents written in cursive script on leather, cloth or wood”.

Since that time, the. Crowning this headline-making exhibition is a famous hoard of Bactrian gold, considered to be one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.

To help create the exhibit and book, archaeologist and National Geographic Society Fellow Fredrik T. Hiebert inventoried the artifacts at the request of the Afghan government.4/5(1). "This is of those few places in the world where the discovery of a single new site can change the history books.

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures, Melbourne Museum to J after which it will. The pioneer in this exotic activity was the traveller, amateur archaeologist, coin collector and likely espionage agent whose real name was James Lewis (), but who travelled throughout present-day India, Pakistan and Afghanistan under the alias Charles Masson after deserting his post with the British East India Company in Historical Results from Bactrian Coins and Other Discoveries in Afghanistan Based on the Note Books and the Coin-cabinet of J US$ Griechischer Munzkatalog Band 2: Asien und Afrika by Eva and Wolfgang Szaivert and David Sear.

best, the Bactrian letters and documents which have come to light during the past fifteen years and which appear to have been written in northern Afghanistan during the 4th to 8th centuries CE.

I first reported on these discoveries inin a paper published in various forms in English, French, Russian and Japanese.4 Since then, the. Recent Archaeological and Numismatic Discoveries from Afghanistan and Pakistan: Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian and Indo-Parthian History Revisited.

UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium with Osmund Bopearachchi. Tuesday, Octo PM. Coins of Alexander's Successors in the East (Bactria, Ariana and India) by A. Maj.-Gen. Sir. Cunningham Chicago, Argonaut Inc., reprint of original.

pages, 14 plates of line drawings, 2 plates of. A Bactrian marriage contract was the subject of several presentations from on; a discussion especially of the dating of the documents appeared as "From the Kushan-Shahs to the Arabs: New Bactrian Documents Dated in the Era of the Tochi Inscriptions," in Coins, Art, and Chronology: Essays on the Pre-Islamic History of the Indo-Iranian.

Greek Coins and Their Values Volume II: ASIA and AFRICA by David Sear. London, pages, 4 tables of ancient alphabets, 11 maps, 4, coins listed, with 2, coin illustrations. Valuations. Brown cloth in worn colour jacket with small tears.Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and startling archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, Frank L.

Holt sets out to rediscover the ancient civilization of Bactria. In a gripping narrative informed by the author's deep knowledge of his subject, this book covers two centuries of Bactria.

Xinru Liu: The discovery and deciphering of the Rabatak inscription (discovered in near an ancient hill in Afghanistan) is the most important breakthrough in Kushana studies. It gives Kanishka a voice, thus bringing to life the king, which was somehow a Buddhist legend, as a real historical sovereign in history.