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Found on Silk Road to be Displayed in Iran and China
21 July 2006
(CAIS) -- Historical coins which were used on the Silk
Road for trade purposes will be displayed in an exhibition in Iran and later in
Last week, a Chinese team consisting of seven experts came to Iran by the
invitation of the Organization of Museums Foundation to have some negotiations
in order to launch some joint cooperation including holding of an exhibition of
the historical Persian and Chinese coins as the first step.
“Persian and Chinese coins which were used for trading transactions will be
the main objects displayed in this exhibition. Alongside these coins, some other
Chinese historical relics which exist in Iran and those of Iran in China will be
displayed in these exhibitions. This exhibition is expected to be held in Tehran
toward the beginning of the year 2007 and then the objects will be transferred
to Beijing to be displayed,” said Parisa Andami, director of Tamashagah-e Pool
(coin and paper money museum) in Tehran.
Regarding the existence of a valuable collection of Chinese historical coins in
Tamashagah-e Pool Museum, she explained: “We have some Chinese historical
coins some of which were purchased during the Conference of Banking and Coin
Museums which was held in China in 2002. These coins have not yet been displayed
in the Museum for some reasons such as shortage of place and some existing
priorities. However, they will go on display in this exhibition in less than a
Four members of the Chinese team were the representatives of Beijing Coin Museum
and three of them were members of Chinese Coin Association. The Chinese team had
some negotiations with the authorities of Museums Foundation during their stay
in Tehran. One of the members of the Chinese Coin Association is determined to
write a book about Persian coins in use during the Sasanid dynasty (224-651 CE).
During his visit to Iran, he was able to reach an agreement with the experts of
Tamashagah-e Pool Museum to cooperating with him in decoding some of these coins
which have been found along the path of the famous Silk Road.
The Silk Road was created many centuries ago for the trading of silk and other
goods between the East and the West and became an important channel for the
transfer of ideas, languages, literature, as well as science and technology. As
a result, the road to Iranian world became a symbol of humanity’s desire to
travel, to explore, and to learn from the diversity of the human experience
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