The word Kushan derived from the Chinese term Guishuang, which refers to one of the branches of Yuezhi. The Kushan Empire was a Syncretic Empire; this empire was formed during the 1st century CE; in the Bactrian territories. Continue reading The Kushana Empire
“The one who has a Curved Trunk, Who has a Large Body and Whose Splendour is similar to Million Suns”! Deep in a cave on a hill in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, archaeologists found a Gupta Era sculpture which is believed to be the oldest dateable representation of the Elephant God Ganesha. The Udaygiri Ganesha is considered to be the oldest representation of the Lord Ganesha in the country. Apart from these sculptural marvels, the Elephant God Featured on Coins is a marvelous example of skilled artisanship. Continue reading Elephant God Featured on Coins
Awadh was a Princely State during the British rule in India. The Political unity of Awadh can be traced back to the ancient kingdom of Kosala with Ayodhya as its capital. The region is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and it is ruled by different dynasties like Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, East India Company, and the British. Continue reading Coinage of Awadh Princely State
Four eyes are better than two – Pipolem! Eyes are the mirrors of your inner thoughts, but specs can give even a better view to them. Specs are rays of warmth to the people with weaker vision. Today, more than half of the world population wear specs. Powered glasses are the bright ray of light in the mainstream spectrum and also a style statement for many. It is not surprising that many of the great leaders had the specs. Many say Specs come with age, which is a myth. Anyone from any age group today can get specs. As it’s a part of the society we can see many leaders and icons Specs portraits on coins. Continue reading Spectacular Indian personalities: Specs portraits on coins part II
Better angle your specs, before seeing this world as crooked – Pipolem! It is quoted beautifully by a numismatist that currency or coins do not miss anything; the circulating coin represents the picture of the present society in some or the other way. A similar statement can be said for the Republic India coin, they illustrate a different aspect of India through them. One of the eyes-catching themes is the spectacular personalities or Specs portraits on coins. Continue reading Spectacular Indian personalities: Specs portraits on coins
Are Coins and Notes a source of Covid-19 Contamination? First time in the history of humankind, every human from every corner of the world is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Such an atmosphere creates unprecedented panic and anxiety among the people. Due to the ongoing research about the cause and medium of a breakout, everything is under suspicion including currency notes and coins. The major objectives of Mintage World are to enhance the correct understanding of the evolving Covid-19, to share knowledge about preventive measures to avoid Covid-19 viruses. Continue reading Are Coins and Notes a source of Covid-19 Contamination?
Origin of the name of Tripura is still a matter of controversy among historians and researchers. According to the ‘Rajmala”, Tripura’s celebrated court chronicle, an ancient king named ‘Tripura’ ruled over the territorial domain known as ‘Tripura’ and the name of the kingdom was derived from his name. Many researchers explain the name ‘Tripura’ from its etymological origin: the word ‘Tripura’ is a compound of two separate words, ‘twi’ (water) + ‘pra’ (near) which in totality means ‘near water’. Continue reading Coinage of the Tripura Kingdom
Deities are worshipped in various forms from time immemorial. Beliefs and reverence for supernatural powers have driven humans to worship various forms. They may be natural elements personified, saints and divine personalities considered next to god or the God Himself. These deities are found depicted on Indus Valley Seals, on walls of ancient ruins and at places of worship. After the advent of coins, deities were depicted on coins. Continue reading Deities on Tripura Coins
Kalachuri Dynasty is shared by multiple ancient dynasties, two of which ruled in central India. The Kalachuri Dynasty was the Indian dynasty ruled in India during the medieval period. The name Kalachuri was used by the two kingdoms that had the succession of this dynasty. Continue reading Kalachuri Dynasty
Goa is the smallest Indian state which lies on the south-western coast of India within the region known as the Konkan. Geographically Goa is separated from the Deccan highlands by of the Western Ghats. The beauty of Goa attracted many powerful traders, merchants, seafarers, dynasties, and missionaries as it was one of the major trading centres of India. Although the present-day the state of Goa was established in the year 1987; but before the establishment of Goa; Goa was ruled by many dynasties like the Bhojas, Mauryas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Shilaharas, Kadambas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, the Vijayanagara and Adil Shahi dynasties. Amongst all these dynasties today we will discuss the Kadambas of Goa.