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Punch Marked Coins of Ancient India


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Punch marked coins constituted the most extensive monetary system of ancient India. The talk covers silver punched marked coins manufactured from 500 BC to 150 BC. In this video you will learn about: * The first coins of 700-800 BC * Early reference works on Indian coins * Categories and time periods of early Indian coins * How and why coins were cut and punchmarked * Extensive studies by scholars in this area * Early and modern literature that is available * Why some coin hoards that were discovered were melted * Coinage of the various dynasties * Numismatic lessons of preserving heritage This video is a scholarly work covering a fascinating area of early Indian numismatics. Speaker(s): K. Visweswaran.
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