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Money in Eastern Central Asia before AD 800

HELEN WANG

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0020

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Money in Eastern Central Asia before AD 800

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This chapter examines the monetary history of the eastern region of Central Asia before AD 800. The findings reveal the use of Chinese and Chinese-style coins in the region; the use of Kushan, Byzantine, and Sasanian coins in particular locations at particular times; and the desire to create new local styles of coinage. The results also indicate that coins were not the only form of money.

Keywords: monetary history; Central Asia; Chinese coins; Chinese-style coins; coinage; money

Chapter.  4770 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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