A walk through the Old Coins of India

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A walk through the Old Coins of India:

A walk through the Old Coins of India

Punch Marked Coins:

Punch Marked Coins The Indus valley civilisation of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa goes back between 2500 BC and 1750 BC. There, be that as it may, is no agreement on whether the seals exhumed from the destinations were in truth coins. The initially recorded coinage is considered to begin with 'Punch Marked' coins issued between the seventh sixth century BC and 1st century AD. These coins are called 'punch-stamped' coins due to their assembling system. Generally made of silver, these bear images, each of which was punched on the coin with a different punch.

Dynastic Coins :

Dynastic Coins Dating of standard dynastic coin issues is questionable. The soonest of these coins identify with those of the Indo-Greeks, the Saka-Pahlavas and the Kushans . These coins are for the most part put between the second century BC and second century AD. Greek conventions portray the silver coins of the Indo-Greeks, with Greek divine beings and goddesses figuring unmistakably, aside from the pictures of the backers. These coins with their Greek legends are truly critical, as the historical backdrop of the Indo-Greeks has been reproduced totally on their proof. The Saka coinage of the Western Kshatrapas are maybe the most punctual dated coins, the dates being given in the Saka time which starts in AD 78. The Saka period speaks to the official timetable of the Indian Republic.

Kushan Coins:

Kushan Coins Earliest Kushan coinage is for the most part ascribed to Vima Kadphises . The Kushan coins by and large portrayed iconographic frames drawn from Greek, Mesopotamian, Zorastrian and Indian mythology. Siva, Buddha and Kartikeya were the real Indian gods depicted. Kushan gold coins impacted ensuing issues, outstandingly those of the Guptas .

Satavahana Coins:

Satavahana Coins The Satavahanas were the early leaders of the locale between the waterways, Godavari and the Krishna. They were additionally alluded to as the Andhras . They soon brought under their control, both the Western-Deccan and Central India. The dates of their coming into power are quarrelsome and are differently put between 270 BC to 30 BC. Their coins were dominatingly of copper and lead, notwithstanding, silver issues are likewise known. These coins conveyed the themes of fauna like elephants, lions, bulls, steeds, and so on regularly compared against themes from nature like slopes, tree, and so on. The silver coins of the Satavahanas conveyed representations and bilingual legends, which were roused by the Kshatrapa sorts.

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