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Published Dec 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803276106

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DOI 10.32028/9781803276106

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Numismatics; Money; Coins; Asia; Archaeology; Museums

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Look at the Coins! Papers in Honour of Joe Cribb on his 75th Birthday

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24 contributions reflect the vast scope of Joe Cribb’s interests including Asian numismatics, museology, poetry and art. Papers are arranged geographically, then chronologically/thematically including studies on coins, charms and silver currencies in or from China; finds from ancient Central Asia and Afghanistan: coins of South Soghd, and far more.



Look at the Coins!

Auspiciousness in Ancient Chinese Coins – Dai Zhiqiang

Han Dynasty Gold Currency Unearthed in the Tomb of the Marquis of Haihun, Jiangxi – Yao Shuomin

A Thousand Glistening Years — Silver in the History of Chinese Currency – Wu Danmin

A New Interpretation of the Jiaxiqian (Coins Containing Tin) of the Song Dynasty – Dai Jianbing, Tong Yu, Nan Fang

Cast Iron Furnaces of Modern Diplomacy in China: The Department of Iron Coins at Dongtangzi Hutong in Beijing – Alex Chengyu Fang

The Canton Ransom – What Happened to the Six Million Dollars of Silver? – Helen Wang

A Hoard of Chinese Coins Found in Turkey – François Thierry


Un dépôt monétaire chinois trouvé en Turquie – François Thierry

Coins of Kesh with the Legend ΦΣΕΙΓΑ XΑΡΙΣ (South Soghd, Second Half of the 1st to the End of the 2nd Centuries AD) – Aleksandr Naymark

Imperial Ambitions: Coins and Medals of the Two Pahlavi Shahs of Iran – Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis

The Identity of the Rider on Indo-Greek Coins – Simon Glenn

The Phonology of Greek Names in Kharoṣṭhī Script – Stefan Baums

Questions of Identity and Interpretation, or When is a Parrot a Goose? – Elizabeth Errington

First-Century AD Coins in Stūpa Deposits and the Beginning of the Buddhist Relic Cult in Afghanistan – Wannaporn Rienjang

A Hoard of Kushan Gold Coins from Swabi – Pankaj Tandon

Gandhāran Jātakas, Avadānas and Pūrvayogas – David Jongeward

Notes on Indian Imitations of Kushan Coins – Emilia Smagur

A New Gold Coin of Vasudeva I with Investiture Scene – Gul Rahim Khan and Wasi Ullah

Speculation is Futile: Reflections on 30 Years of Studies of Roman Coins Found in India – P.J. Turner

Interrogating ‘Heraṇika’ in the Inscriptions of the Western Deccan (c. 200 BC–300 AD) – Suchandra Ghosh

Preliminary Thoughts on the Peck and Shroff Marks of Sixteenth Century North India – Robert Bracey

Henry Ernest Stapleton and the Coin Collection in the Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: Impact, Importance and Insight – Sutapa Sinha

Stamford Raffles’ Collections: Entangled Objects – Alexandra Green

Key to the Riddle of Hybrids: a Pendant from Khlong Thom – Susmita Basu Majumdar

My Mate the Poet Joe Cribb – Stephen Sack

About the Author

Joe Cribb is a world authority in numismatics. He retired in 2010, having worked in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum for over forty years, the last ten years as head of the department. Since then he has continued his research in Asian numismatics, producing over 40 publications. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Numismatics in the School of History and Culture at Hebei Normal University, Honorary Vice President of the Royal Numismatic Society, and Deputy General Secretary and member of the Editorial Board of the Oriental Numismatic Society. This volume has been prepared for his 75th birthday by friends and colleagues in appreciation of his contribution to the field, and especially for his support and guidance.