Found through The Explorator newsletter is this article from the Times of India about a coin exhibit in Bhopal. -Editor
A coin exhibition showcasing rich heritage of coins from different parts of the state belonging to different kingdoms is underway at the State
Museum. The aim of this exhibition is to portray various religious, social and historical values through coins.
A timeline of coins has been put on display including coins called ‘Panchmark' because of their unique manufacturing style. These coins were
introduced before the Alexander the Great attack in 4th century before Christ. These were called Puran, Karshapan or Paana. The coins which were
manufactured with only one punch used to carry one symbol. Hunchback bulls in Sourashtra coins and Swastik symbol in Panchaal area are some of the
examples. These coins denote cultural practices prevalent in the area and social milieu of the state.
The exhibition features private collection of RC Thakur of Ashwini Shodh Sansthan in Mahidpur, Ujjain. The exhibition is divided into various
sections, including ‘Punchmark coins', ‘Mughal Era coins', and ‘Maurya Era coins', ‘Vikaramaditya Era coins', coins of Indian states and other
countries, ‘Naga coins',‘Takshashila-Gandhar coins' and modern era coins.
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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