Indian Ocean Trade
"In this port of trade [Barbarikon]
there is a market for clothing with no adornment (in good quality), of
printed fabric (in limited quantity), multicolored textiles, peridot,
coral, storax, frankincense, glassware, silverware, money, and wine (in
limited quantity). As return cargoes it offers costus, bdellium, lykion,
nard, turquoise, lapis lazuli, Chinese pelts, cloth and yarn, indigo...."
(Periplus Maris Erythraei XXXIX)
1) Casson, L., 1979: The Periplus Maris Erythraei, pp. 75, 81 and 85 (Princeton: Princeton University Press).
2) Whitehouse, D., 1990: "The Periplus Maris Erythraei" Journal of Roman Archaeology 3, 489493.