Money on the Silk Road: The Evidence from Eastern Central Asia to C. AD 800
This book focuses on the money of Eastern Central Asia to c. AD 800, a period of over 900 years, across a vast geographical area with a very diverse population of different cultures and traditions. The only relevant historical accounts are those found in the Chinese dynastic histories, yet these contain few references to money in Eastern Central Asia. This study therefore depends almost entirely on the archaeological evidence for money found at sites in the region, in the form of coins and contemporary documentary evidence. The book is arranged in four parts. The first part presents the background to the study, the second the numismatic evidence, the third gives the evidence for money in the contemporary documents excavated at sites in Eastern Central Asia, and the concluding part brings together the data from the numismatic and documentary evidence to create a new framework for money in early Eastern Central Asia.
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Acquisition/Archaeological context Allegedly from Yotkan ancient appear Badruddin Khan base brought century China Chinese coin clipped close cloth coins found collection contracts copper coins corroded cutting through inscription damaged dated documents Domoko Dunhuang early Eastern Central Asia evidence example extra FAS Found finds Found in ruined frag full size Gaochang gold grain hoard hole Identification illegible indicate interest issued Kaiyuan tongbao Khotan Probably known List loan Loulan misaligned mura Niya Notes paid payments period pieces Probably from Yotkan purchased at Khotan Purchased at Yotkan qian Qianyuan zhongbao Rawak records Reference region remains route ruined shrine side silk silver coins Sino-Kharoshthi coin Cribb slips Song dynasty square Stein string stupa suggests Table Tang Tatis textiles tombs walled Western wood Wt Diam Wuzhu wuzhu coins Xinjiang Yotkan site Yurung-kash