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Author Holt, Frank Lee.

Title Lost world of the golden king : in search of ancient Afghanistan / Frank L. Holt
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 343 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Hellenistic culture and society ; 53
The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Hellenistic culture and society ; 53
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Contents Introduction : a lost civilization -- The adventure begins : checklist numismatics -- A dangerous game : framework numismatics -- The gold colossus : novelty numismatics -- Telling tales : narrative numismatics -- Wanted, one Greek city : archaeology -- Letters here and there : epigraphy -- A perfect storm : rescue and revisionist numismatics -- A new beginning : cognitive numismatics I -- Coins and the collapse of civilization : cognitive numismatics II -- Conclusion : the lost world of the golden king
Summary "Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and ... new archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, [the author] sets out to discover the ancient civilization of Bactria ... covers two centuries of Bactria's history, from its colonization by remnants of Alexander the Great's army to the kingdom's collapse following a devastating series of nomadic invasions"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-328) and index
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Subject Eucratides, the Great, active 170 B.C.-145 B.C.
Eucratides, the Great, active 170 B.C.-145 B.C.
Coins, Greek -- Afghanistan
Coins, Greek -- Bactria
Greeks -- Afghanistan -- History -- To 1500
Coins, Greek.
Mynt -- historia.
Afghanistan -- Antiquities.
Afghanistan -- Civilization
Bactria -- Antiquities
Bactria -- Civilization
Asia -- Bactria.
Hellenobaktrisches Reich
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520953746