Ancient Indo-Parthian coins excavated in Pakistan

May 7, 2018

TEHRAN – A number of ancient Indo-Parthian coins have been brought to light during an excavation project in Takht-e Bahi, northwest Pakistan, IRNA reported on Saturday.

The coins are associated with the Gondopharid dynasty which ruled parts of present-day Afghanistan, Pakistan and northwestern India, during or slightly before the 1st century CE. Their coinage was often inspired by Iran’s Parthian Empire (247 BC–224 CE).

The well-preserved Takht-e Bahi is an Indo-Parthian archaeological site of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

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