Ancient Indian Numismatics

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Ancient Indian Numismatics

Ancient Indian Numismatics

  • History
  • Price : 600.00
  • Published on Oct 13, 2012
  • Globus Press
  • Language - English
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Coins are reflections of history! The study of coins, also called numismatics , has been crucial in deciphering history. The study of ancient and medieval coinage have authenticated historical events known from literature, artifacts and archaeological findings. Indeed, the history of the Indian subcontinent and it’s coinage share the complexities as evident in presence of hundreds of dynasties and their attempt to issue distinct coinage over thousands of years. Many early historians believed that concept of coinage was introduced in India by Greeks. But unlike Indian punch-marked coins, Greek coins had inscriptions, they were round in shape, were stamped on both the sides and minted using silver, electrum and gold too. Today we are certain that the concept of coinage was invented in India independent of foreign influence which imparted the unique characteristics to these punch-marked coins, not seen in any other coins of the ancient world. This book covers all the aspects of this subject. It is hoped, the book will be found to be of immense value to the students of this subject.