Coin of King Tigin

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 October 2016

When General Jean-Baptiste Ventura opened the Buddhist monument (stupa) at Manikyala in 1830 CE, he found a coin depicting Tigin, a king of Kabul. The presence of the coin shows that the stupa was still being used in 700 CE. The coin was minted in Kabul, modern-day Afghanistan. From Manikyala, modern-day Pakistan. Reign of King Tigin, circa 650-700 CE. From the Cunningham Collection; previously owned by James Princep. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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