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Ariana Antiqua : A Descriptive Account of the Antiquities and Coins of Afghanistan with a Memoir on the Buildings Called Topes by C. Masson

H.H. Wilson, Munshiram Manoharlal, 1997, Reprint, First published in 1841, xvi, 452 p, 22 plates, ISBN : 8121508118, $75.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Ariana Antiqua : A Descriptive Account of the Antiquities and Coins of Afghanistan with a Memoir on the Buildings Called Topes by C. Masson/H.H. Wilson

Contents: I. Account of the progress of Bactro-Indian numismatic and antiquarian discovery, and observations on the edifices, called topes. II. Memoir on the topes and sepulchral monuments of Afghanistan: by C. Masson, Esq.: 1. Topes, &c. of Darunta. 2. Topes and sepulchral monuments of Chahar Bagh. 3. Topes and sepulchral monuments of Hidda. 4. Topes of Kabul. 5. Topes of Koh Daman and the Kohistan. III. Ancient notices of Ariana : the country between Persia and India, with remarks upon Alexander's march from the former towards the latter. IV. The sovereign dynasties of Bactria and the conterminous countries, from the death of Alexander The Great to the Mohammedan Invasion of India; with descriptions of their coins: 1. Greek dynasties. 2. Menander. 3. Barbaric Kings. 4. Indo-Parthian dynasty. 5. Indo-Scythian princes of Kabul. 6. Coins of Sassanian Kings. 7. Hindu coins. Conclusion. Index.

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