Monetary Circulation in Ancient Tokharistan


in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263846
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734113 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Monetary Circulation in Ancient Tokharistan

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This chapter examines the archaeological evidence concerning the monetary circulation in ancient Tokharistan. The findings describe the highly complex and uninterrupted development of monetary relations in Tokharistan in the Classical period, during which the coin assemblage changed. This era included periods of advance and decline, with the periods of decline occurring after the fall of the great ancient kingdoms of the Graeco-Bactrians and the Kushans.

Keywords: monetary circulation; ancient Tokharistan; monetary relations; coin assemblage; Graeco-Bactrians; Kushans

Chapter.  4221 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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