Many scholars and historians mark 600 BCE as the end of the ancient era and the start of the medieval period. This era also witnesses the rise of feudalism in India, which paves the way for the self-sufficient villages, and national and international trade. It was also the period when many strong and famous dynasties rose to power, one of them being the Rashtrakuta empire. The origin of Rashtrakuta is traced to 600 CE, they established their stronghold in Deccan in the later period and simultaneously extended their power till Kannauj, making them part of the famous tripartite struggle. This dynasty is the most studied and explored by historians for its warfare, expansion, administration and trade. Continue reading Rashtrakuta Coinage

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Malwa Sultanate was an Independent kingdom established by Dilawar Khan in 1392 CE during the late medieval period in India. Rulers of this sultanate were of Afghan origin and ruled parts of present Madhya Pradesh and south-eastern Rajasthan between 1392 CE and 1562 CE. Today we will discuss the history of Malwa Sultanate and Malwa Sultanate Coinage. Continue reading Malwa Sultanate Coinage 

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Gajalaxmi is a Laxmi with an elephant; it is one of the most significant Ashtalakshmi aspects of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. Gajalaxmi can de define as the goddess seated on the lotus in padmasana yogic posture, flanked by two elephants (Gaja) on both sides. The elephants flanking her are shown as pouring water from their trunk over the goddess. In Hindu mythology, Laxmi is a representative of prosperity, good luck and abundance. Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fortune, power, and beauty. She represents all that is female. That’s why many ancient goddess Lakshmi coins are issued by many rulers; it’s also the most common image in the numismatic continuity of Indian coinage. Continue reading Ancient Goddess Lakshmi Coins

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Punch marked coins are the earliest coin issued in India. These coins were issued between the 6th century BC and 2nd Century BC. The study of this coin is a very fascinating and mysterious part of Indian coinage. The Punch Marked Coins were issued during the Janapada and Mahajanapa during the ancient period.  Continue reading Symbols seen on ancient Punch Marked Coins

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The Sikh Empire was one of the major powers empires that originated in the Indian Subcontinent during the medieval period. This Empire is also known as Sikh Khalsa Raj or Sarkar-i-Khalsa. It was formed under the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who established this kingdom under a secular empire based in Punjab.The Sikh Empire Coins started during the second half of the 18th century. Probably during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and it ended with the annexation of Punjab by the British government in 1849 CE. Continue reading Sikh Empire Coins

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The architectural and monumental coin-type of the second century AD are of considerable interest and importance to student of the architecture and topography of ancient Rome. No fewer than forty-five building and monument. Although the material culture of the Roman Empire is replete with illustrations of built structures, for centuries scholarship on architectural depictions has focused almost exclusively on particular issues of topography and reconstruction, rarely moving beyond such questions as “which building is depicted?”, So old Roman imperial coins is the most helpful way to understand the structure and recreate it to preserve them. Continue reading Old Roman Imperial Coins depicting Monuments