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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam$
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Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263846

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001

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Money in Eastern Central Asia before AD 800

Money in Eastern Central Asia before AD 800

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(p.398) (p.399) 19 Money in Eastern Central Asia before AD 800
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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam
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HELEN WANG

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0020

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

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