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Marwar : Jodhpur State : History And Coinage Of the Former Indian Princely State Of Jodhpur
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Marwar : Jodhpur State : History And Coinage Of the Former Indian Princely State Of Jodhpur

Rs 3,000.00

Marwar : Jodhpur State : History And Coinage Of the Former Indian Princely State Of Jodhpur by Jan Lingen

Not too long ago, the rajas, maharajas, and nawabs held sway over almost half of India. There were more than five hundred and fifty princely states. Some had vast territories under them, others were smaller; some were very powerful, others were not so powerful. Many of these princely states or native states, as they are also called, issued their own coinages. These, though relatively recent, are amongst the least researched and published coins in Indian numismatics. Books by W.W. Webb, Currencies of the Hindu States of Rajputana (1893), and B.N. Reu, Coins of Marwar (1946), on the coins of the princely states of Rajputana, home to some of the powerful and bigger states, have long been out of date.

The present work, providing a detailed and updated illustrated account of the coinage of Jodhpur state, is, therefore, a very welcome addition to the Indian numismatics. An introduction to the history and coinage of Marwar is followed by the catalogue of coins in 20 chapters. Attractively printed in colour, there are 454 illustrations and line drawings of coins and 48 coloured images of kings, princes, palaces, etc.

At the end, a very instructive chapter on the Mints in Jodhpur State from the Official Gazette of Jodhpur written in Vikram Samvat 1940 (1883-84) is reproduced with an English translation. The book, resulting from the author’s painstaking research of more than three decades and his vast expertise on the subject, will remain the most comprehensive work on the coinage of Jodhpur State for a long time to come.

A building engineer / architect by training and profession, Jan Lingen, the author of the book, is well-known to students of Indian numismatics for his well-researched and insightful papers especially on the coinages of Mughal India, Princely States, and the European trading companies in the East published in various journals, magazines and newsletters. His book (co-authored with Ken Wiggins) on Coins of the Sindhias (London, 1978) was also a pioneering work and was very well-received. Jan has been active in several numismatic societies and was the President of the Royal Dutch Numismatic Society from 1988 till 1994. Since 1994, he has also acted as the Oriental Numismatic Society’s Regional Secretary for continental Europe. In 1999, he was appointed honorary member of the Royal Dutch Numismatic Society and for his services to the Society was awarded the royal honour of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2002


Unique Andhra Coins by Deme Raja Reddy
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Unique Andhra Coins by Deme Raja Reddy

Rs 995.00

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Contents: Foreword. 1. Brief Andhra history. 2. Metals and alloys used for making Andhra coins through the ages. 3. Andhra Janapada coins. 4. Imperial type of punch marked coins from Andhra. 5. Uninscribed lead coins found in Andhra. 6. King Gobada of Kotalingala. 7. Samagopa of Kotalingala. 8. Chimuka Satavahana. 9. Gautamiputra Satakarni. 10. Satavahana kings with Vasistiputra title. 11. Kaushikiputra Satakarni. 12. Ship type of Satavahana coins from Chebrolu. 13. Kodur hoard of Telugu Choda coins. 14. Kakatiya gold coins. 15. Chamtamula of Ikshvaku dynasty. 16. Satrap or official's coins. 17. Roman coins found in Andhra. 18. Nasiruddin Ismail Shah and Bahmani coins. 19. Muhammad Bin Tughluq. 20. Eastern Chalukyan coins. 21. Vijayanagar coins and coin of Venkatapatiraya of Aravidu dynasty. 22. Qutub Shahi coins. 23. Asaf Jahi coins. 24. Numismatic information in Kasi Yatra Charitra. 25. Recent acquisition of a large hoard of coins to the Hyderabad museum-historical significance of the coins. 26. The story of the gold coin chains adoring Lord Venkatesa.

The Andhra coins are unique among Indian coins in three important aspects. They were the first rulers to issue coins made exclusively of lead since the earliest times and this almost lasted for thousand years. High officials of the ruling dynasty with such titles as Mahatalavara, Maharathi and Mahasenapathi issuing coins was another feature of Andhra rulers. They were one of the first kings in the country to issue coins in their names and Gobhada was the first ruler to issue coins in his name in Andhra. There were many other unique features of Andhra coins which are discussed in the book


The Coinage of Manipur by N.G. Rhodes and S.K. Bose, Mira Bose
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The Coinage of Manipur by N.G. Rhodes and S.K. Bose, Mira Bose

Rs 500.00

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Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Accounts of coins in the early period: i. Gharib Niwaz (1709-48 A.D.) ii. Gaura Singh (1756-64 A.D.) iii. Jaya Singh (c. 1764-98 A.D.) iv. Labanya Chandra (c.1798-1801 A.D.) v. Madhu Chandra (c. 1801-04 A.D.) vi. Chaurajit Singh (c.1804-12 A.D.) vii. Marjit Singh (1812-19 A.D.) viii. Burmese occupation (1819-25 A.D.) ix. Gambhir Singh (1825-34 A.D.) 2. Anonymous bell-metal sels. 3. Attribution of the small sels. 4. Summary conclusions about the coins of Manipur. 5. Catalogue of the coins of Manipur. 6. Large anonymous crude sels of the eighteenth century. 7. Forgeries. 8. Minting technology and Meitei Kingdom mint. 9. Bibliography. Appendices. Plates: I. Sikkim and Manipur I to IV.

 

 

 

 


The Coinage of Assam, Volume II, Ahom Period by N.G Rhodes & S.K Bose
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The Coinage of Assam, Volume II, Ahom Period by N.G Rhodes & S.K Bose

Rs 1,200.00

 

 

 

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Standard work for series. Historical & numismatic background plus excellent catalog of Ahom Kingdom (1648-1824) coins showing virtually every die variety, all illustrated with good plates. As many contemporary as well as modern forgeries exist, this comprehensive catalog serves as a definitive authentiction tool. Appendices on die study, forgeries, inscriptions & dating. Rarity scale. 139p+36pl


The Coinage of Tripura by N.G Rhodes & S.K Bose
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The Coinage of Tripura by N.G Rhodes & S.K Bose



 

 

 

 

 

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The Coinage of Tripura(with notes on the Seals,orders,Decorations & Medal of the State)New standard work on this Assamese state with catalog of 306 types, all illustrated. Sections on coinage, history, forgeries, orders, decorations, medals, seals, ramatanka and hoards. Rarity ratings. Well printed on glossy stock; good plates. 124p+17pl


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