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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
Seals of Mohenjo-Daro Seals of Mohenjo-Daro Punch Marked Coin, Silver Bentbar Seven Symbols
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'.
Roman Aureus of Augustus Roman Find in South India
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
Coins of Hyderabad Ashrafi Rupee 8 Annas 4 Annas
Coins of Datia State Coins of Faridkot State Some Coins of other Princely States
Coins of Udaipur Rupee Half Rupee One Fourth Rupee One Eight Rupee One Sixteenth Rupee Not to the scale
Mohur struck in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad Mint Two Pagodas in vogue in Madras Presidency The Surat Rupee Suratee
Additional informtion on this will be available on Reserve Bank of India’s Official site on following URL http://www.rbi.org.in/currency/museum/index.html 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?