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I was doing some reading on Roman trade with India a while back and was dumbfounded to discover that roman coins made it as far out as Vietnam! Specifically, a site called Oc Eo on the Mekong that was excavated starting in the 1940s. Although a few "romans" may have made it to the Imperial court in China, I assume that coins traveled more freely.

Not clear from the article I read if it was from mints in the empire or were Indian copies of roman originals. Some of the Indian copies were actually equvalent in execution, and a darn site better in precious metal content.

Tim Wolter
Edited by Badger, Aug 4 2010, 11:50 AM.
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