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UNC Department of Asian Studies

December 2021

Book Talk: Waleed Ziad in Conversation with Rustin Zarkar

December 2 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The remarkable discoveries of over 300 new varieties of local copper currency from the Sakra region in northwestern Pakistan, covering a 700-year period, have opened up new vistas in the study of Gandhara in late antiquity. This monograph introduces the native Sakra copper coinage, which can be dated from ca. 500 to 1100, corresponding to the Nezak, Turk Shahi, Hindu Shahi, and Ghaznavid periods. Waleed Ziad is assistant professor and Ali Jerrahi Fellow in Persian Studies in the Department of…

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