Discussing details on the gold coinage of the Kushan king Huvishka, Robert Bracey shows how aspects of coin design, minting, wear and die repair can add to our understanding of history and culture. Mr Bracey is working with Joe Cribb on a catalog of the British Museum’s Kushan coins. Click on coin image to see…

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A nice review from Kirkus:  Young Jaya’s mother has been summoned to King Kanishka’s palace to bake her famous apricot cake for his birthday celebration. Jaya is sad to see her go, but Mama leaves her with a necklace of three golden coins. After waving goodbye, Jaya searches for her father, only to discover that he,…

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My husband Philip Anasovich and I visited Angkor Tom in Cambodia earlier this month. This 12th century Buddhist temple, the Bayon, is as amazing as I’d always heard. Happy 2019!

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I visited Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom in Cambodia recently with my husband, Philip Anasovich. We had an excellent guide, Seng Kompheak, an archaeologist who’s worked on these and many other sites. He said that at the time these temples were built, 9th – 13th century, taxes were important; wealthy people paid them, if you didn’t have the…

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Elisabeth Errington’s new book from the British Museum, ‘Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan’, could change the way we look at early Buddhism. Kurt Behrendt, of the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum, reviews the book here: https://www.academia.edu/37612851/Book_Review_Charles_Masson_and_the_Buddhist_Sites_of_Afghanistan_Explorations_Excavations_Collections_1832_1835

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The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting a lecture series through its Society for Asian Art. Fourteen lectures by prominent scholars will dig into ancient Central Asian history. Fridays August 17 – November 16, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. $20 per lecture for drop-ins. Highly recommended. Much Kushan-related material.  https://www.societyforasianart.org/programs/arts-asia-lecture-series/arts-asia-fall-2018-desert-encounters-arts-cultures-and-kingdoms

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