Roman Coins Discovered in China and Their Research
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According to archaeological reports and other evidence, it is known that more than 100 Roman coins from the Eastern Roman Empire have been discovered along the Silk Route on the Chinese mainland. This discovery, combined with the rich ancient Chinese sources on foreign matters, demonstrates that active communications between the Eastern Roman Empire and ancient China ﬂourished along the Silk Route. This paper will concentrate on three aspects, supplying general information concerning the Roman coins discovered in China, summarizing current research on the main issues raised by them, and supplying the latest bibliography. It is hoped that this research will attract more international scholars of numismatics and Roman history to pay special attention to the discovery in China.
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