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Origin, Evolution and Circulation of Foreign Coins in the Indian Ocean

Osmund Bopearachchi (Author)

This volume organised in two parts collects papers presented at Numismatic Workshop on the 'Origin and Evolution of Coins" in part one, and at the International Seminar on the "Circulation of Foreign Coins in Sri Lanka and Ancient Sea Routes in the Indian Ocean" organised by the Sri Lanka Society for Numismatic Studies and the French Mission of Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka, in Colombo in September 1994, in part two. Papers in this collection are rich in content and diversity and cover a wide range of field from the origin of Chinese and Greek coins to modern bank notes, Islamic coins and coins for presentation and display in early modern Europe and Roman, Chinese, Indian and Islamic coins circulating in Sri Lanka and several other countries of the Indian Ocean. Of special interest are the papers on the early European coins and paper money minted/printed in Europe for circulation in Sri Lanka. Contributions in both parts provide a broad vision of as well as the latest developments in current research in the field and fill gaps in the extant literature on the subject.

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Osmund Bopearachchi

Osmund Bopearachchi is a numismatist, historian and archaeologist. He has authored twelve books, edited six books and published 162 research articles in reputed international journals. He has read 91 papers at international colloquia; presented 275 conferences in 80 cities, and has carried out 120 archaeological missions in 24 different countries.  Going beyond the traditional approach of simply cataloguing coins, he has made an attempt to link numismatics with sculptural and pictorial iconography. These attempts made him more and more interested in diverse art forms in ancient India. The exhibition catalogues that he has edited and co-authored, the international colloquia that he has organised and published and the numerous research articles that he has written are the outcome of his deep-seated interest in Central Asian and South Asian archaeology, art and architecture.  Prof. Bopearachchi holds a B.A. from the University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka), and B.A. honors, (M.A.), M.Phil., Ph.D. all with first class passes from the Paris I-Sorbonne University, and a Higher Doctorate (Habilitation) from the Paris IV-Sorbonne University.  Prof. Bopearachchi currently serves as the director of the Sri Lanka-French Archaeological Mission, and also has launched a joint project with the Department of Near-Eastern Studies of the University of California at Berkeley focusing on Sri Lanka’s role in ancient maritime trade in the Indian Ocean.  He recently published a book on Gandhāran art entitled: “When West Met East: Gandhāran Art Revisted (Manohar, Delhi, 2020) based on a selection of hitherto unknown masterpieces from Gandhāra and Greater Gandhāra dispersed in museums and private collections in Japan, Europe, Canada and United States of America. At present he is working on a new catalogue of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Coins.

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Title Origin, Evolution and Circulation of Foreign Coins in the Indian Ocean
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173042160
length xviii+273p., Illustrations; Maps; 29cm