Tree-in-railing on Indian Coins

21 Dec 2018  Fri

As we all know that coins are considered one of the most important sources when it comes to studying and knowing about Indian history. Coins play an important role in studying and connecting to the religious outlook of ancient Indian Kings. They also play an important role in tracing the evolution of religious movements.

Symbols on the Indian coins tell us many things about Indian history. Tree in railing symbol is considered to be one of the most important symbols in the Indian Numismatics. Various numbers of trees figure to appear on Indian coins. Trees are shown with or without railing. Tree in railing symbol can be connected to Buddha, as in the ancient period, the homage to the Buddha was paid by worshipping Bodhi. The Bodhi tree is a tree under which Buddha sat and have gain enlighten.

Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiques

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