Ancient Romans and Greeks in Kashmir


In this book are for the first time identified and deciphered the archaeological artifacts and ancient coins of Roman, Byzantine, Indo-Greek Antiquity.

Indeed, numismatics is such a raw material that is based on facts. A coin contains very little information, but what it contains is precise and precise.

The numismatics book titled “Ancient Romans and Greeks in Kashmir” authored by renowned Kashmir numismatist and archaeologist Iqbal Ahmad and published by HSRA publishers of Bangalore has made such significant revelations which first appeared on ancient historiography of Jammu and Kashmir. The author of this marvelous research book has attempted to explore the relationship between Ancient Rome and Greece – Kashmir through numismatic and archaeological studies.

Ancient Indo-Greek coin of Emperor Menandra

The book is basically the study of two ancient numismatic treasures, which were discovered very early in Kashmir and kept in its state museum in Srinagar. These two hordes carried few copper and silver coins of ancient Romans, Byzantines, Indo Greeks, Indo Scythians, Indo Parthians and Kushan emperors. In fact, Greek, Scythian and Kushan coins have been found in Jammu and Kashmir, but the discovery of Roman coins in Kashmir has been a great mystery that puzzled numismatists and archaeologists. The author of this book was very streaky and used very simple language to express his research. The author on the first page of his book writes,
“During my longest stay in the largest and oldest museum of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar and during my archaeological survey trips, I came across some very interesting and wonderful archaeological and numismatic evidence of several ancient foreign tribes in my country of Jammu and Kashmir.
These included archaeological artifacts, ancient coins, and architectural influences from the ancient Roman, Byzantine, Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, Indo-Parthian, and Kushan empires.
The discovery of such evidence of these civilizations in the country of Jammu and Kashmir itself is a wondrous mystery that has aroused the curiosity of scholars and intellectuals in this country.

Ancient Roman coin from Julia Mamaea

The book titled “Ancient Romans and Greeks in Kashmir” is an attempt on the part of the author to explore the hitherto unknown facts of the ancient history of Kashmir.
Basically, it is a scientific study and documentation of ancient archaeological, numismatic and architectural evidence of the above mentioned civilizations which have been found in Jammu and Kashmir till the advent of the 22nd century A.D.
In this book are identified and deciphered for the first time the archaeological artifacts and ancient coins of the ancient Roman, Byzantine, Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian and Kushan empires and an attempt has been made to interpret these physical evidences in their own perspective.
Events related to ancient history, political, cultural, economic, technological, trade and commercial ties of Jammu and Kashmir with Western and Eastern world have been explored based on available numismatic data.

Augustus copper coin

In the book are deciphered and described the coins of the ancient Roman empire which were first found in Jammu and Kashmir, besides the chronology of the Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, Indo-Parthian and Kushan emperors in Jammu and Kashmir, which is about seven hundred years. from 200 BC to 500 AD, were also treated for the first time in the context of permanent numismatic and archaeological evidence.
Readers, especially students and scholars pursuing their studies in ancient Kashmir, Roman, Byzantine, Greek, Scythian, Parthian and Kushan, history, archeology and numismatics would find this book more interesting and informative.
This surprisingly revealing book deals with our ancient history with more scientific and physical approaches. The book is available from Gulshan Books Private Limited Residence Road Srinager, Amazon and flipkart with its eBook editions as well.

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