Copper Coin from Manikyala Stupa

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 October 2016

As the stupa (Buddhist monument) had been enlarged and rebuilt over the centuries, worshippers added new deposits. When he opened the stupa, General Ventura recognized that the deeper objects were the oldest ones. The last dedication, "deposit D", was probably deposited in 150-200 CE. This is a copper coin of the Kushan Empire, circa 172-150 CE. Found at the Manikyala stupa, modern-day Pakistan. (The British Museum, London).



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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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