Klaus Vondrovec, Coins From Gharwal (Afghanistan)

Peroz imitation drachm
Peroz imitation drachm

In this article, objects forming an ensemble of eight coins and four gold bracteates reported to have been found in Gharwal in the district of Wardak, Afghanistan, are presented in a scientific framework. In addition, examples from  similar complexes that help to clarify the use of gold bracteates and their preferred motifs are discussed. The iconographical and the chronological range of the objects from Gharwal is very broad, and these, as a whole, are of particular interest because coins are mixed with bracteates and indicate a minimum time span for the use of all the other objects.