The "Bactrian Nickel Theory"

  title={The "Bactrian Nickel Theory"},
  author={Schuyler V. R. Cammann},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={409 - 414}
  • S. Cammann
  • Published 1 October 1958
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
For nearly ninety years various writers have stated, and passed on, the improbable-sounding theory that a certain copper-nickel alloy, used briefly by several of the Graeco-Bactrian kings for their lesser coinage, had been imported from Southwest China. This supposition, after having been declared illogical on many grounds, has repeatedly been refuted.' However, in the October 1957 issue of AJA, Messrs. C. F. Cheng and C. M. Schwitter again attempted to revive the theory in their article… 
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