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Ancient Indian Coinage
Ancient Indian Coinage
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Money is unmistakably a landmark invention-considering its indispensable role in economics and more specially, in the commercial sphere of man's existence anywhere in the world. However, we have yet to have final answers to some of the fundamental questions: when, where, and how was many shaped as coins or as pieces of stamped metal-first introduced to human civilization? Its genesis in India is traced back to the sixth century: during the second urban revolution, when coins came to be manufactured here independently, indigenously.

Analysing in depth an astonishing mass of numismatic and kindred data, published in different catalogues, archaeological reports, journals and elsewhere, this book investigates the evolution of ancient India's money economy: in terms of its coinage through six successive periods: janapada, Maurya, post-Maurya, Gupta, post-Gupta, and pre-medieval-which, in their togetherness, span nearly two millennia. Covering the entire subcontinental sprawl, Dr. Jain considers the whole variety of coins: local University standard, and even foreign, with meticulous descriptions of coin types, symbols, legends, fabric and metrology.

In her thematic effort to reconstruct the history of ancient Indian coinage, from the first beginnings in high antiquity to about the twelth century, the author has drawn on wide-ranging primary and secondary sources. And has also tried to establish linkages between different ancient coins and their reference/ descriptions in Vedic/ Buddhist/ Jaina texts, Panini's astadhyayi, Kautilya's arthasastra, epical literature, Dharmasasturas, foreigners travelogues, old-world mathematical treatise, and numerous contemporary inscriptions, among others writings.

About the Author

Dr. Rekha Jain is a brilliant product of the Sydenham college of Commerce and Economics, Bombay, where she has also been a faculty member for some time.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface vii
  Abbreviations xi
  Table of Transliteration xiii
  Map of Important Ancient Indian Mints and Hoards Sites xv
1 Meaning and Evolution of Money Economy in Ancient India 1
2 Research Methodology 27
3 Money Economy During Janapada Period (c. 600-320 BC) 43
4 Money Economy During Mauryan Period (c. 319-187 BC) 69
5 Money Economy During Post-Mauryan Period (c. 186-300 BC) 87
6 Money Economy During Gupta Period (c. 301-500 BC) 149
7 Money Economy During Post- Gupta Period (c. 501-800 BC) 167
8 Money Economy During the Early Medieval Period (c. 801-1200 BC) 181
9 Conclusion 211
  List of Figures (Appendix): Important Coins of different Periods in Ancient India 219
  Bibliography 229
  Index 237

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Ancient Indian Coinage

Item Code:
IDD097
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1995
ISBN:
8124600511
Language:
English
Pages:
255 (50 Figs. Of Coins)
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Weight of the Book: 312 gms
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From the Back of the Book

Money is unmistakably a landmark invention-considering its indispensable role in economics and more specially, in the commercial sphere of man's existence anywhere in the world. However, we have yet to have final answers to some of the fundamental questions: when, where, and how was many shaped as coins or as pieces of stamped metal-first introduced to human civilization? Its genesis in India is traced back to the sixth century: during the second urban revolution, when coins came to be manufactured here independently, indigenously.

Analysing in depth an astonishing mass of numismatic and kindred data, published in different catalogues, archaeological reports, journals and elsewhere, this book investigates the evolution of ancient India's money economy: in terms of its coinage through six successive periods: janapada, Maurya, post-Maurya, Gupta, post-Gupta, and pre-medieval-which, in their togetherness, span nearly two millennia. Covering the entire subcontinental sprawl, Dr. Jain considers the whole variety of coins: local University standard, and even foreign, with meticulous descriptions of coin types, symbols, legends, fabric and metrology.

In her thematic effort to reconstruct the history of ancient Indian coinage, from the first beginnings in high antiquity to about the twelth century, the author has drawn on wide-ranging primary and secondary sources. And has also tried to establish linkages between different ancient coins and their reference/ descriptions in Vedic/ Buddhist/ Jaina texts, Panini's astadhyayi, Kautilya's arthasastra, epical literature, Dharmasasturas, foreigners travelogues, old-world mathematical treatise, and numerous contemporary inscriptions, among others writings.

About the Author

Dr. Rekha Jain is a brilliant product of the Sydenham college of Commerce and Economics, Bombay, where she has also been a faculty member for some time.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface vii
  Abbreviations xi
  Table of Transliteration xiii
  Map of Important Ancient Indian Mints and Hoards Sites xv
1 Meaning and Evolution of Money Economy in Ancient India 1
2 Research Methodology 27
3 Money Economy During Janapada Period (c. 600-320 BC) 43
4 Money Economy During Mauryan Period (c. 319-187 BC) 69
5 Money Economy During Post-Mauryan Period (c. 186-300 BC) 87
6 Money Economy During Gupta Period (c. 301-500 BC) 149
7 Money Economy During Post- Gupta Period (c. 501-800 BC) 167
8 Money Economy During the Early Medieval Period (c. 801-1200 BC) 181
9 Conclusion 211
  List of Figures (Appendix): Important Coins of different Periods in Ancient India 219
  Bibliography 229
  Index 237

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