Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Amended and Expanded Import Restrictions on Cambodian cultural goods.

 The State Department and US Customs have unveiled amended and expanded import restrictions on behalf of Cambodia's authoritarian government.  These include additional restrictions on a limited number of coin types.  

5. Coins

Rare coinage from the Funan area of Southern Cambodia is included. Coinage dates from the 1st through 6th centuries A.D. In gold, silver, gilded silver, or tin. Designs vary, but coins often bear the image of a rising sun, a deer, a rooster, a Garuda, a team of oxen, and other designs. Inscriptions may be present and in Kharosthi script or Sanskrit.

Source:  88 Fed. Reg. 64372-64379  (September 19, 2023), available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/09/19/2023-20335/extension-and-amendment-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-material