Étienne de la Vaissière, A Note on the Schøyen Copper Scroll: Bactrian or Indian?





If we accept the current interpretation of the Schøyen Copper Scroll recently published, it will be necessary to modify our complete understanding of the history of the Hephtalite empire: the Alxon rulers would be in Eastern Bactria. Another possibility is here proposed, in which the town referred to in the text is not Taleqan in Afghanistan, but Talagang in Pakistan.