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4th century 4th century B.C. according Alexandria ancient appears Arabia Arabs Arrian Artha Bactria Barygaza Bk VII Bk XI Brahmanas Brhaspati called capital century a.d. China Chinese coast coins colour commercial commodities copper corporations Cosmas Ctesias cultivated earlier east Egypt elephants evidence exported from India foreign fourth century B.C. frankincense Geog gold grains granted Greek guilds Gulf Gupta Herodotus Hist Hiuen Tsiang Ibid identified implying imported into India India Indus inscription interest Jataka Kautilya kinds king land later Manu manufacture McCrindle Megasthenes mentioned merchandise merchants namely Narada noted observed op.cit panas Parthian Pataliputra pearls period Periplus Persian Phoenicians Pliny ports precious stones probably produce Ptolemy refers region Rg Veda river road Roman Rome route ruler sailed Schoff sea-route seen ships silk silver Strabo Suetonius Surastra suvarna Syria Taxila trade types Ujjain Veda village Yajnavalkya