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The Coins of the Sikhs

by Hans Herrli

Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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The Sikh coinage started in the second half of the eighteenth century, reached its apogee during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and ended abruptly with the annexation of the Punjab by the British in 1849. Although the Sikhs struck coins in about 20 mints, there coinage remained quite uniform until the end. Their rupees bear religious legends and never mention their issuer, but Amritsar, their main economic and religious center, produced the most complex system of mintmarks in modern India. Early observes were often baffled by the first major non-Mughal coinage of Northern India and their descriptions of Sikh coins are commonly full of errors, errors that have all too often survived until today. In a first part the present book gives a short historical introduction and a general survey of the Sikh coinage. The second part consists of an illustrated catalogue of all the actually known Sikh coin types arranged by mints. Several appendices offer a brief survey of Sikh tokens and medals and a few important numismatic texts in extenso. This book is not only intended as a useful tool for coin collectors, but also as a source of material for historians and students of the economy of the Sikh Empire.

Details of the book

Book :
The Coins of the Sikhs
Book ID :
2575
Author :
Hans Herrli
ISBN 13 :
9788121511322
Year of Publication :
2012
Edition :
Reprint
Publisher :
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
314
Size :
23 x 29 cm
Weight :
1.12 kg
Illustrations :
Numerous b/w coins illustrations

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