Friday, July 27, 2007

Coins and History of Asia

Coins and History of Asia. I like to browse ancient coin sites from time to time. Most of these are Roman related of course but I have found some other interesting sites. However, I have finally stumbled upon a good one which deals exclusively with coins from Asia.

This site has the history and images of coins from the Near East, Persia, India, Central Asia and China from 600 BC to 1600 AD. This site is a lot of fun. I spent several hours at it before going to bed yesterday. If you like coins, you should like this resource.

From the site:

Containing information and scans of over 2500 coins, these pages are to be a resource for students of Near Eastern, Persian, Indian, Central Asian and Chinese history from 600 BC to 1600 AD. Permanent exhibits with emphasis on Sasanian, Hunnic and Central Asian coinages. Check back often and reload everything because I'm adding all the time. Begun in July 1996, I've resigned myself to the fact that this will take the better part of several dozen more years to complete. Oh well. In a state of continuous flux, Winter 2007.

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