What was Yavanapriya?
Pepper was called Yavanapriya. It was one of the spices that were exported to the Romans. Pepper or Yavanapriya was a popular spice among Romans. Spices were the main requirement of the Romans in addition to perfumes, jewels, ivory, and fine textiles, i.e. muslin. The spice trade with the Roman empire was largely based in south India.