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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The numismatic evidence
Equivalent values of the SinoKharoshthi and Chinese coins page
52 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Allegedly from Hanguya Allegedly from Tati Allegedly from Yotkan banliang bowl below ruined cella Kha.ii Chinese coin clipped Coin qian collected by treasure-seekers COPPER COINS FOUND corroded cutting through inscription Dali yuanbao Domoko Dunhuang Eastern Central Asia FAS Found Found in bowl found in cella Found in ruined Found on wind-eroded frag Gansu Gaochang gold ground near station hole on obv Identification Wt Diam illegible Juyan Kaiyuan tongbao Kara-khoja Kharoshthi Khotanese Kucha loan Loulan mura Niya Notes Acqn context payment Probably from Yotkan purchased at Khotan Purchased at Yotkan Purchased from Badruddin Qianyuan zhongbao Qiuci Rawak red FAS Found ruined dwelling Y.K.i ruined shrine T.XIV.v SI.P silk silver coins Sino-Kharoshthi coin Cribb small stupa base Song dynasty string of coins stupa Tang Tati sites textiles Tocharian Turfan Wang Mang wind-eroded ground wood slips wuzhu coins Wuzhu'-illegible Xinjiang Yotkan site Yurung zhang