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    The Oxus Treasure (British Museum Objects in Focus) (Paperback) By (author) John Curtis

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    DescriptionIn May 1880 Captain F.C. Burton, a British political officer in Afghanistan, rescued a group of merchants who had been captured by bandits while travelling between Kabul and Peshawar. With them was a rich and impressive collection of gold and silver objects dating back to the fifth and fourth centuries BC. From the banks of the River Oxus, the entire hoard was, in due course, bequeathed to the British Museum. Consisting of around 170 objects, including vessels, a gold scabbard, armlets, coins and much more, the collection is an example of ancient goldsmithery at its very best. With exciting and descriptive insight placing the treasure into historical and cultural context, this book takes a closer look at the individual wonders that make up the Oxus Treasure one of the British Museums most celebrated and cherished collections.


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    Title
    The Oxus Treasure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Curtis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 63
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714150796
    ISBN 10: 0714150797
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930.1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    BIC subject category V2: ACG, AFKG
    DC22: 739.220935
    BISAC region code: 2.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AGC, AGA, AFKG
    Illustrations note
    col illus
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Curtis is Keeper of the Middle East collections at the British Museum. Mainly interested in archaeology and history of Iraq and Iran circa 1000-330 BC, John has directed a number of excavations on behalf of the British Museum. John has authored several books, including Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia, with Nigel Tallis (British Museum Press, 2005).