Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

OXUS-INDUS: A new typology for Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coins

Sep 13, 2022, 11:40 AM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Speakers

Gunnar Dumke (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) Simon Glenn (Ashmolean Museum / University of Oxford)

Description

Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coins are the best, and in many cases only, primary source for our understanding of these enigmatic Hellenistic kingdoms. Since the publication of Osmund Bopearachchi’s seminal 'Monnaies gréco-bactriennes et indo-grecques' in 1991 many new coins have appeared. This paper will present a new typology of these coinages, created as part of the OXUS-INDUS project, and made available initially in a linked open data format online. It will also demonstrate the ways in which this new material and its online portal can be used to address important research questions, such as investigating patterns of circulation and systems of mint administration, allowing new light to be shed on these historically important coins.

Primary author

Simon Glenn (Ashmolean Museum / University of Oxford)

Co-author

Gunnar Dumke (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

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