Ancient Indian coins are popular with collectors as this country has so much history. India has punched marked coins going back to 2500 BC.popular coins are from Danish India in 1620 to old coins of Sikh empire in 15th centenary to British empire coins of this centurary.India was also one of the first country to make gold coins and even invented the number system we use today in 500 BC and added o so we can all count thanks to India
Punched Marked Coins
The Indus valley society of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro dated back between 1750 BC and 2500 BC. However, there is no compromise whether the seals exhumed from various sites. The first coin is supposed to begin with such coins released stuck between the 7th-6th century. These coins are also referred “punch-marked” coins because of their mechanized technique. Most of the silver was marked on the coin with a designated punch.
Having a regular dynastic coin issue is divisive. The most primitive of these coins recount to those Saka-Pahlavas, Kushans, and Indo-Greeks. These coins are usually position on second century A.D. as well as, with B.C. Hellenistic belief characterizes the silver coins of the Indo-Greeks, with Greek goddesses and god featuring significantly, separately from the representation of the issuers.
Earliest Kushan coinage is usually recognized to Vima Kadphises. These coins usually illustrated pictures forms strained from Mesopotamian, Greek, Indian, and Zorastrian tradition. In fact, Kartikeya, Siva, and Buddha were the main Indian divinities being illustrated. Kushan gold coins inclined successive issues, especially the Guptas.
Satavahanas were the early leaders of the region of Krishna and Godavari. They were also called as the Andhras. They took under their control, both for the Central India and Western-Deccan. The dates of their upcoming into control are controversial and place between 30 BC AND 270 BC.
Moreover, their coins were in the form of lead and copper. These coins conceded the patterns of fauna such as lions, bulls, horses, elephants, and many more. On the other hand, the silver coins in the formed of Satavahanas conceded description and bilingual myths which, were stirred by the Kshatrapa types.
The name “Western Kshatraps” alludes to the set of leaders who led Western India between the first and fourth century AD. The myths of these coins were Brahmi and Greek. These coins are said to be the earliest coins during that period. The ordinary copper coins are “hill’’, “‘bull”, and “elephant and hill” types.
Gupta coinage started from 4th to 6th centuries AD which depicts the deity on its reverse and king on the coin’s obverse. The deities were the Indians and the myths were found in Brahmi. The first Gupta coins are ascribed to Chandragupta II, Samudragupta, and Kumaragupta.
Gupta often remember dynastic series as well as, considerable political events, like wedding alliances, horse as a sacrifice, and other imaginative and personal activities of royal members such as Lion slayer, Archer, and Lyrist.
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