India is a country with
great resources & varied culture. In her rich heritage, apart
from the artistic and archeological expressions on stones, textiles,
wood and various metals, India has a very good treasure of coins
in her treasure chest. These coins, in their time, served the purpose
for which they were made. But now they provide us with series of
historical data. They project before us the life and story of those
who had issued them. In true sense, they weave the texture of history
into their being.
Apart from history, Indian
coins also have an aesthetic and artistic value. The dies
of these coins were the work of the artists of the day. They
reflect an idea about the workmanship of the artists and also
the aesthetic tastes of the people of those days. The calligraphy
of Mughal coins is an excellent example of the art of those
Now a days, collection of Indian coins as
a scholarly pursuit and as a hobby has found favour in India
and abroad. It’s a matter of pride that Indian coins
have attracted both-historians and hobbyists.
On this Website, an effort is made to project facets
of some sections of Indian coins.
It may be clarified that Ancient coins, Sultanate
coins and Modern Republic of India coins are not projected here
Here Mughal coins with different
Mint Towns along with their honorific epithets and poetic
couplets are represented. An effort is also made to put Mughal
coins of some Mints with 12 Illahi months.
An attempt is made to put as many coins as
possible of Independent Kingdoms during Mughal & British
periods. Coins of Indian Princely States are also projected
along with special section of Nazaranas, Mudras and Special
issue of coins.
In the Colonial issue section, coins of Danish,
Dutch, French, Portuguese and British are displayed.
With deep sense of gratitude, a sincere note is
taken of the efforts of Krause Publication and other Publication
catalogues for helping me and many other collectors to view our
coin-collection in its proper perspective.