Another new title announced by Bagchee is Methodology of Numismatic Study and History-Writing by
Authors (s): Sitaram Dubey (Editor)
Pages: xvi+267p., Col. Illustrations; Maps; 28cm.
Pub. date: 01.01.2012, 1st ed.
Publisher: Research India Press
Language (s): English, Sanskrit
Numismatics is one of the most valuable sources of ancient history. This volume includes 17 research papers in English and 16 in Hindi. They deal with different aspects of the subject under reference and provide valuable data for the furtherance of the numismatic study and history writing. The development of coins, seals and sealings and the economic history are directly related with the development of a civilization and culture. Therefore they provide us short yet authentic information about metallurgy, weight, signs and symbols, legend, manufacturing technique etc.
They are not only an important piece of evidence for the reconstruction of history of their times but also help in substantiating a known fact. Inspite of an important archaeological source they should be used very cautiously as evidence for history writing. They have a plethora of information about the political and cultural history of the period they belong to and may be studied in the light of their mode of exchange, manufacturing technique, symbols and symbolism, legends, scripts, classification, statistical data, metal analysis, artistic evaluation, socio-economic perspectives etc. The book is very useful for the researcher in the field of Numismatic and Sigilography.
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Methodology of Numismatic Study and History-Writing
Wayne Homren, Editor
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