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Coins Of India


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Coins Of India

  1. 1. Indian Coins Museum Curtsy Reserve Bank Of India A richness you would like to preserve.
  2. 2. The Indus valley civilization of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa dates back between 2500 BC and 1750 BC. There, however, is no consensus on whether the seals excavated from the sites were in fact coins. Seals of Mohenjo-Daro
  3. 3. Seals of Mohenjo-Daro   Seals of Mohenjo-Daro   Punch Marked Coin, Silver Bentbar Seven Symbols
  4. 4. Five Symbols
  5. 7. Indo-Greek Coins
  6. 8. Coins of the Kushans
  7. 9. Coins of the Satavahana                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  8. 10. Coins of the Satavahana
  9. 11. Coins of the Western Kshatrapas Rudrasimha I, 180-196 AD
  10. 12. Viradaman, 234-238 AD Coins of the Western Kshatrapas
  11. 13. Coin of the Yaudheyas
  12. 14. Coins of the Guptas King as Horseman It is described that in Mourya Era – one could sense vapors of Gold - such a richness
  13. 15. King as Lion Slayer
  14. 16. King & Queen Type
  15. 17. Fan-Tailed Peacock
  16. 18. Seated Lakshmi
  17. 19. Bull & Horseman
  18. 20.   Coins of the Cheras 11th - 13th Centuries
  19. 21. Coins of the Cheras 11th - 13th Centuries
  20. 22. Padmatankas, Coins of the Yadavas of Devagiri 12th - 14th Centuries
  21. 23. Coins of the Alupas of Udipi 11th - 13th Centuries
  22. 24. Coins of the Cholas 9th - 13th Centuries
  23. 25. Poetic legends (largely eulogistic) were introduced on coins by the Guptas (3 rd to 6 th Century AD). For instance, the horseman type coins of the Guptas carried the following legend in poetic meter: Guptakulamalachnadro Mahendrakarmajito i.e. 'The Spotless Moon in the firmament of the Gupta family, invincible, valorous as Mahendra, conquers the enemy'.
  24. 26. Roman Aureus of Augustus    Roman Find in South India
  25. 27. Byzantine Find in South India
  26. 28. Roman Find in South India
  27. 29.   Coin of Nasiru-d-din Mahmud 1246 - 1266 AD Coins of the Delhi Sultanate
  28. 30. Coins of the Delhi Sultanate Coin of Ghiyasu-d-din Balban 1266 - 1287 AD
  29. 31.   Coins of the Khiljis
  30. 32. Silver Coin, Malwa                                                                                     
  31. 33. Pagoda, East India Company inspired by the coins of the Vijayanagar Empire
  32. 36. Coins of the Mughal Empire   Mohur-Akbar One Rupee-Sher Shah Suri(Afghan) Mohur-Humayun
  33. 37.     Mohur-Aurangzeb Mohur- Farrukhsiyar                                                                                                                             
  34. 38. The East India Company carried on the tradition of poetic couplets. This mohur struck in the name of Shah Alam II at Mursheedabad carried the following couplet Sicca zad bar haft kishwar saya fazle ilah Hami deen-e- Muhammed Shah Alam Badhshah Coins struck by the defender of the faith, Shah Alam by the Grace of God, May it be current throughout the seven climes With the issuance of the English type of coins in 1835, this tradition gradually came to an end.                                               Couplet Coin
  35. 39.   Chatrapati Shivaji
  36. 40. Silver, Pune Mint
  37. 41. Coins of Avadh
  38. 42. Coin of Hyder Ali    Rupee of Tipu Sultan                                                                                                                      
  39. 43. Coins of the Sikh
  40. 44. Coins of Hyderabad   Ashrafi Rupee 8 Annas 4 Annas
  41. 45. Coins of Datia State      Coins of Faridkot State      Some Coins of other Princely States
  42. 46. Coins of Udaipur Rupee Half Rupee One Fourth Rupee One Eight Rupee One Sixteenth Rupee Not to the scale
  43. 47. Mohur struck in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad Mint Two Pagodas in vogue in Madras Presidency The Surat Rupee Suratee
  44. 48. Additional informtion on this will be available on Reserve Bank of India’s Official site on following URL The Indian culture has assimilated imprints of history and different cultures to reach where it is right now. A Unity in Diversity. Biggest democracy in the World – aspiring to be a major power in the world – what makes it possible?