Re: [Ind-Arch] Re: maurya coins
Thanks for the information. Is this information available on the net?
Kishore patnaikOn Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Amol N. Bankar <ancientcoinsofindia@...> wrote:
I agree D. Kosambi had done wonderful work in his time but lots of
new things that had came in later and it is not included in his work.
For updated works & more illustrations on punchmark coin pls refer
following Books :
1)Ancient Indian Silver Punchmarked Coins of the Magadha-Maurya
Karshapana Series - Parmeshwari Lal Gupta, T. R. Hardaker, Indian
Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies , 1985.( Good refernce
for Magadha-Maurya coins)
2)Punch-marked Coins of Early Historic India -Dilip Rajgor , Reesha
Books International, California , 2001 ( Good refernce for Pre
Mauryan - Janapada/local coins)
There are specific reference on Kosala, Shurasena,Gandak-Gomati
local and Saurashtra Punch mark coin if you require i will post the
--- In IndiaArchaeology@yahoogroups.com, "Kishore patnaik"<kishorepatnaik09@...> wrote:
> dear all,
> In his books, Kosambi has published the pictures (clip art) of
> of Mauryan and perhaps, pre mauryan coins.
> They bear 5 indices on one side and probably a punch mark on the
> other. These indices include sun and 6 sided flower type of
> I request if any one can please produce this clip art on the net or
> alternatively, give links to the same.
> I think they have much in common with the motifs of Indus valley,
> which are reproduced in this web site:
> Of course, if my thinking is true, then two things emerge:
> 1)There is a continuous thread of culture from indus to Maurya.
> is further fortified that the weight of coins seem to be the same
> between those of Mauryans and what has been used by Indus people
> found in Mesopotamia.
> 2.Steve farmer had been crying hoarse for the last 4 years that
> motifs do not signify a script. He may be only partially right,
> of the motifs might be indicating the merchant seals.
> Well, let us see...
> kishore patnaik
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