The early coins of myanmar - messengers from the past
Dear members of this list,
Please allow me to use this distinguished forum to inform you about the publication of the monograph
THE EARLY COINS OF MYANMAR (BURMA) - MESSENGERS FROM THE PAST
First millennium AD
by Dr. Dietrich Mahlo.
The author has devoted almost fifty years to recording the provenance of early coins of Myanmar (first millenium AD). He has studied their symbols and combinations of symbols and for the first time offers the results of his research to the public, organized on a geographical and chronological basis. In doing so, he is not only concerned with research on the coins themselves, but also with studying them as documents of an otherwise lost history and culture. This research has led the author to evidence of strong Indian influences in ancient Burma around the beginning of the modern era; to new insights into the development and extent of the Kingdom of Sri Ksetra; to the rise and fall of Halingyi; the origins of Pagan; to the possibility of a Khmer incursion as far as Thaton; as well as to the existence in the medieval period of previously unknown small states in Upper Burma and on the Gulf of Martaban. The early coins of Myanmar/Burma open a new window onto one of the forgotten civilisations of Southeast Asia.
The book consists of 192 pages, some 750 photographs of coins, 15 pages of colored plates and one map. It contains a summary, both in English and German language. Its date of first publication is November 2012.
Please visit www.earlycoinsofmyanmar.com for more information and excerpts.
Please feel free to forward this information to other potentially interested persons.
Best regards and thank you for your consideration
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