*MAP* -- Section 5, somewhere along the mouths of the Indus

A highly Persianized coin of the Gurjura Kingdom of Sindh, one of those overthrown by Muhammad bin Qasim

"Large silver drachm, Gurjura Kingdom of Sindh (ca.570-712 AD). Stylized winged bust of Peroz right, wearing domed headdress / Stylized fire altar and attendants. 22mm, 4.2 grams, good silver. Scarce early type. The Gurjura Kingdom of Sindh was a part of the Gurjura Confederacy, founded when Harichandra Gurjura divided the Kingdom between his various sons in ca.570 AD, who issued anonymous silver drachms until the fall of the Kindom almost 150 years later. These coins were derivatives of the Sassanian coins, and are sometimes referred to as the Pre-Saurashtran series."

"The Ancient and Ruined City of Brahmunabad, in Sind," from the Illustrated London News, 1857; some of the engravings from this article (click on any image for a very large scan):

Source: ebay, July 2009

*Brahmanabad, Hyderabad District, Sindh. General view of tower; a photo by Henry Cousens, 1896-97* (BL)

*"Foundation of a masjid," from the front; a photo by Henry Cousens, 1896* (BL)

*"Foundation of a masjid," from the back; a photo by Henry Cousens, 1896* (BL)

*BL* -- for more archaeological photos, do a search for "brahmanabad"

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