Medieval Gold coins dating back to the 12th century were unearthed in this part of Kazakhstan. A total of 22 were found, the rest still hidden.
In its crude etchings on the surface of the coins, archaeologists and other scholars are attempting to understand more of the civilization that it was created to serve. From the Mankyshlak Peninsula to the Great Silk Road, these glinting medallions are valuable not just for their weight in gold, but the stories they hold in history.
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