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Write Short notes.Indo-Roman Trade - History

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Indo-Roman Trade

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  1. 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.
  2. Items like textiles, black pepper, precious stones, ivory and animals such as monkey, parrot and peacock for entertainment were exported from India.
  3. Gold coins were the medium of exchange. Coral and liquor were items of import.
  4. A large amount of these gold coins found in south India gives an extent of the trade.
  5. 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.
  6. The port of Sopara and Kalyan were important centres of Indo-Roman trade.
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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 10 Changing Times
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