Saturday, 20 October 2012

Ancient bronze coins found near old Silk Road


Ancient bronze coins found near old Silk Road
More than a dozen copper coins are unearthed in Xiji county, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, once the northeast part of Silk Road, Oct 10, 2012. The coins were made of bronze, with animal images and hieroglyphic symbols on each side. Each one weighs about 2.4-3.7 grams and is 1.2-1.5 centimeters in diameter, and 0.25 centimeters in thickness. They were found to be handed down from the the Kushan Empire (AD30-375), an ancient central Asia dynasty and later based near Kabul, Afghanistan. The Kushan coin had great historic value along the ancient Silk Road and was generally made in the Greek style and of gold, silver and bronze materials. [Photo/Xinhua]
Ancient bronze coins found near old Silk Road
An expert looks into an unearthed "Kushan" coin at an ancient coin museum in Xiji county, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Oct 10, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
Ancient bronze coins found near old Silk Road
A "Kushan" coin weighs 3.1 grams as a batch of the ancient coins are unearthed in Xiji county, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Oct 10, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

2 comments:

Military Challenge Coins said...

WOW! It is really a good news because getting ancient bronze coins is not easy to found.

Brielle Franklin said...

What little coins. I have never seen any bronze coin like that before. My son has his collection that includes some pretty old coins, as well as a few challenge coins. I may have to show him this blog. I think he would really enjoy these little coins. Thanks for sharing.