A new book has been published on the Indian Gold Coinage after the Tenth Century.
Lakshmi Bearer of Riches
Indian Gold Coinage after the Tenth Century
by John Deyell
IIRNS Publications LLP, 2022. Hard cover, 330 pages, well illustrated. NEW Copy.
After an absence of several hundred years, die-struck gold coins began to re-appear in North India in the eleventh century, following the introduction of punch-marked gold in South India in the tenth. All these issues had one point of unity: the figure of goddess Lakshmi, seated on a lotus (in the north) or her name, ‘Sri' (in the south). They became the dominant gold coins of most Rajput kingdoms, even being adopted by the early Turkish invaders.
This book explores the production, circulation and function of these coins, probes the question of who really minted them, and explores their economic and cultural functions in early medieval society.
A must-have book for collectors and students, this is the first major update of the gold coin listings of Living Without Silver (1990). Retaining the original catalogue numbers, it expands them to accommodate many new discoveries.
For more information, or to order, see:
Lakshmi Bearer of Riches Indian Gold Coinage after the Tenth Century by John Deyell - Just Published NEW Copy
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