Dr Caitlin Green @caitlinrgreen History, archaeology, place-names & early lit. Main research on post-Roman Britain & Anglo-Saxon England; also long-distance trade, migration & contact. May. 05, 2019 1 min read

A gold coin of the emperor Leo I (d. 474) found on Gan, the largest island of the Maldives; this is one of several fifth- to sixth-century Eastern Roman/Byzantine coins found in a container buried on a 6thC monastic site in the Maldives:  https://www.caitlingreen.org/2017/03/a-very-long-way-from-home.html 

Coin of the Byzantine emperor Justin II (565–78), found S. India/Sri Lanka & collected by Mackenzie in the early 19th century, see  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271621898_Roman_Coins_from_the_Masson_and_Mackenzie_Collections_in_the_British_Museum  by @SushmaJansari :) (image:  https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3423215&partId=1 )

A probably sixth-century Byzantine bronze lamp from Egypt, found at Pong Tuk, Thailand:  http://www.siamese-heritage.org/jsspdf/2001/JSS_096_0b_Borrell_EarlyByzantineLampFromPongTuk.pdf 

Late Roman/Early Byzantine glass and imitations recovered from late fifth- to early sixth-century Silla tombs in Korea:  https://www.caitlingreen.org/2017/03/a-very-long-way-from-home.html 

A silk cushion cover believed to have been made in Byzantine Syria and preserved in the 8thC imperial Shōsōin Repository at Nara, Japan:  http://sino-platonic.org/complete/spp206_sasanian_persia.pdf 

A mint gold Byzantine coin of Anastasius (491–518) found in China in the tomb of Emperor Jiemin (498-532), Northern Wei dynasty:  http://primaltrek.com/blog/2013/10/31/byzantine-gold-coin-found-in-tomb-of-emperor-jiemin-of-northern-wei/ 

For more on Byzantine coins in China, see 'When East Met West in Antiquity', by @DLVLK (#FF),  http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-east-met-west-in-antiquity.html , & 'Solidi in China and Monetary Culture along the Silk Road',  https://web.archive.org/web/20180618085934/http://www.silk-road.com/newsletter/vol3num2/4_ying.php 

Two 5th- to 7th-century 'Jatim' beads made in Jawa Timur/East Java, Indonesia, using imported Byzantine glass:  https://www.academia.edu/22146727/A_study_of_mid-first_millennium_CE_Southeast_Asian_specialized_glass_beadmaking_traditions_Lankton_et_al_2008_ISEA_ 

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