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    Ancient Indian Coins (Indicopleustoi) (Paperback) By (author) Osmund Bopearachchi, By (author) Wilfried Pieper

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    DescriptionThis important contribution about ancient coins in India has been written jointly by Osmund Bopearachchi and Wilfried Pieper. It is an impressive volume of 289 pages with 59 plates which presents a private collection of ancient coins patiently gathered trough the years. In Part one, W.Pieper develops a historical commentary about the earliest coinages of India, the imperial period of late Magadha and Maurya rule ( ca late IVth-early IInd centuries B.C.), Ujjain and Eran, the Satavahanas (ca Ist century B.C.-early IInd century A.D.), and tribal republics and kingdoms in post-Mauryan northern India ( ca 200 B.C-ca 300 A.D.). This commentary is followed by a detailed catalogue with very precise drawings of more than 600 coins and punch-marked coins. Part two by o. Bopearachhi is organized on the same pattern: a historical commentary about foreign powers in ancient northern India, from the Bactrian Greeks untill the time of the early Kushans followed by a precise catalogue presenting Greek, Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, Indo-Parthian, and early Kushan coins (in fact, more than 300 specimens). The commentary intends to give a general overview of the coins concerned and of their historical context with a more extensive discussion of the series best represented in the collection. For the indigenous Indian coins this is specially true for the coinages of Ujjain, Eran, Taxila and Kausambi, many of which are new and published here for the first time.


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    Title
    Ancient Indian Coins
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Osmund Bopearachchi, By (author) Wilfried Pieper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 289
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 292 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9782503507309
    ISBN 10: 2503507301
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: CC
    BIC subject category V2: WCF
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000
    DC21: 737.493
    DC22: 737.493
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHF, NHC, WCF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Brepols Publishers
    Imprint name
    Brepols Publishers
    Publication date
    30 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Turnhout
    Author Information
    Proceedings of the International Symposium Organized in Louvain from 31 July to 3 August 1991