Tibetan coins: krung go’i bod kyi dngul

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by

zhong guo xi zang qian bi, krung go’i bod kyi dngul, 2002, 490 p., hardcover, oversize, all color plates. Chinese € 159,00

This beautiful book shows in big color plates all types of Tibetan coinage as well as many rare patterns. The great strength is in the valuable pictures of printing blocks for paper money as well as minting stamps for coins, pictures of the old mints around Lhasa, and of rare banknotes that were printed only to some degree.

This is a volume about Tibetan coinage, paper currency, the mints and mintblocks, scales, weights etc. It is an invaluable documentation of the history of Tibetan currency and trade.





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