Here's another new book on Indian numismatics announced by Bagchee.
The monograph contains the result of the sustained researches in the field of Indian numismatics through the ages. Coins as tiny sources of history reflect the socio-economic conditions in the life of the people. As cultural mirror of the nation they depict images of divinities religious edifices, portraits of rulers as also the animals and birds of a country.
In eighteen well written research papers the author has ventured to bring out the salient features of Indian numismatic history including the early phases of Indian coins as documented by the bent bar and punch marked specimens the visual account of the Hindu and Greco Roman Gods, such as Vishnu and different varities of Lakshmi, including the Gajalakshmi as also Ardoksho the popular art motifs like Salabhanjika, the temple tokens depicting Rama's coronation scene and others, the rare gold issues by the Muslim Sultans, the metrological study of a group of coins, an elaborate history of Indian coins through the ages, modern issues of the Republic of India and importantly enough the study of the growth and development of the fabulous coin collection in the Indian Museum.
Authors (s): Dolly Mukherjee (Author)
Pages: xiv+144p., 40 B/W Plates
Pub. date: 31.12.2012, 1st. ed.
Publisher: Pritonia Publishers & Distributors
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB78417
List price: US $ 67,00
To read the complete article, see:
Studies in Indian Numismatics
Wayne Homren, Editor
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