Write Short notes.
- The Periplus of Erythrean Sea written in the mid 1st century C.E mentions about the Red sea and the sea routes connecting coastal line, ports, provinces, goods exchanged in trade.
- Items like textiles, black pepper, precious stones, ivory and animals such as monkey, parrot and peacock for entertainment were exported from India.
- Gold coins were the medium of exchange. Coral and liquor were items of import.
- A large amount of these gold coins found in south India gives an extent of the trade.
- The growing trade between Rome and India saw the rise of several markets and cities. Ter, Nevasa, Bhokardan were some of the places where commodities were stored.
- The port of Sopara and Kalyan were important centres of Indo-Roman trade.
Concept: Indo-roman Trade
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