Ahin Posh

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Reconstitution of the Ahin Posh Buddhist monastery.
Gold amulet found in the ruins of the monastery and now in the British Museum.

Ahan Posh or Ahan Posh Tape (Persian: Iron covered place) is an ancient archaeological site in Orakzai in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is near the Afghanistan city of Jellalabad. A relic deposit was found in the ruins of the Buddhist monastery at Ahin Posh. The deposit included a Gandharan golden amulet inset with garnets, in which coins of the Kushan king Kanishka were found together with a gold coin of the Roman emperor Trajan and empress Sabina (which were minted between 128-137 AD). This deposit now forms part of the collections of the British Museum.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Documents Epigraphiques Kushans G. Fussman p.48
  2. ^ British Museum Collection


  • "Documents Epigraphiques Kushans" G. Fussman

Coordinates: 33°45′46″N 70°58′56″E / 33.76278°N 70.98222°E / 33.76278; 70.98222