RP 219: Charles Masson: Collections from Begram and Kabul Bazaar, Afghanistan, 1833-1838

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Charles Masson: Collections from Begram and Kabul Bazaar, Afghanistan, 1833-1838 is a beautifully illustrated book which provides key research into the archaeology of Afghanistan and Buddhism.

From 1833-1838, Charles Masson (1800-1853) was employed by the British East India Company to explore the ancient sites in south-east Afghanistan. In return for funding his exploration of the ancient sites of Afghanistan, the British East India Company received all of Masson’s finds. These were sent to the India Museum in London, and when it closed in 1878 the British Museum was the principal recipient of the ‘archaeological’ artefacts and a proportion of the coins.

This volume discusses and catalogues Charles Masson’s 1833-1838 collection of coins and other objects from the urban site of Begram and Kabul bazaar, supplemented by illustrated coins recorded in other sources but no longer in the British Museum’s collection.

The book studies the British Museum’s collection of these fascinating objects, including reliquaries, beads and coins, and places them within a wider historical and archaeological context.

  • Product Code: CMC0861592197
  • Author: Elizabeth Errington with contributions by Piers Baker, Joe Cribb, Chantal Fabrègues, Paramdip Khera, Kirstin Leighton-Boyce and Lauren Morris
  • Pages: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: H29.7 x L21cm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Postage Weight: 0.80 Kg

Charles Masson: Collections from Begram and Kabul Bazaar, Afghanistan, 1833-1838 is a beautifully illustrated book which provides key research into the archaeology of Afghanistan and Buddhism.

From 1833-1838, Charles Masson (1800-1853) was employed by the British East India Company to explore the ancient sites in south-east Afghanistan. In return for funding his exploration of the ancient sites of Afghanistan, the British East India Company received all of Masson’s finds. These were sent to the India Museum in London, and when it closed in 1878 the British Museum was the principal recipient of the ‘archaeological’ artefacts and a proportion of the coins.

This volume discusses and catalogues Charles Masson’s 1833-1838 collection of coins and other objects from the urban site of Begram and Kabul bazaar, supplemented by illustrated coins recorded in other sources but no longer in the British Museum’s collection.

The book studies the British Museum’s collection of these fascinating objects, including reliquaries, beads and coins, and places them within a wider historical and archaeological context.

  • Product Code: CMC0861592197
  • Author: Elizabeth Errington with contributions by Piers Baker, Joe Cribb, Chantal Fabrègues, Paramdip Khera, Kirstin Leighton-Boyce and Lauren Morris
  • Pages: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: H29.7 x L21cm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Postage Weight: 0.80 Kg
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