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The Planchet Podcast Discusses Coinage of The Sakra King With Dr. Waleed Ziad

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the eight episode of this seasons The Planchet podcast, featuring an in-depth discussion with Dr. Waleed Ziad. Dr. Ziad discusses his newest book, In the Treasure Room of Sakura King: Votive Coinage from Gandharan Shrines.

Dr. Waleed Ziad is Assistant Professor and Ali Jarrahi Fellow in Persian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His newest book, published by the American Numismatic Society in 2022, is: In the Treasure Room of the Sakra King: Votive Coinage from Gandhāran Shrines. In this episode of the Planchet, we talk about the new book, the history, coinage, and geography of Gandhara, who exactly was the Sakra King, and Waleed’s early numismatic and archaeological adventures.

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The episode is the eighth in the third season of The Planchet, the official podcast of the ANS. It runs just over 46 minutes.

he American Numismatic Society launched The Planchet in 2020 and it is available to the public. It does not require a membership to the ANS to enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a member of the ANS, you can check out the details here

To sign up to receive this new podcast, open up your favorite podcast app and search for “The Planchet”. It is available on a wide range of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Spotify. You can also listen to it via a web player on the ANS site. On the site, you can also listen to previous episodes of the podcast or you can get them through your favorite podcasting app on Android and iOS. Once you add the podcast to your podcast app, you can easily go back and listen to all the previous years and episodes of The Planchet. Those episodes cover a wide range of topics and have in-depth interviews with key figures within the Numismatic community.

If you are looking for other coin collecting related podcasts, check out this Mail Bag post outlining some of the ones that I listen to here at

Editors Note: Clinton, the Editor and Owner of USCoinNews, is a member of the American Numismatic Society.

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