The Coins of the Sikhs

By: Hans Herrli

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The Sikh coinage started in the second half of the eighteenth century, reached its apogee during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and ended abruptly with the annexation of the Panjab by the British in 1849. Although the Sikhs struck coins in about 20 mints, there coinage remained quite uniform until the end. Their rupees bear religious legends and never mention their issue, but Amritsar, their main economic and religious center, produced the most complex system of mintmarks in modern India. Early observers were often baffled by the first major non-Mughal coinage of northern India and their descriptions of Sikh coins are commonly full of errors, errors that have all too often survived until today. In a first part the present book gives a short historical introduction and a general survey of the Sikh coinage. The second part consists of an illustrated catalogue of all the actually known Sikh coin types arranged by mints. Several appendices offer a brief survey of Sikh tokens and medals and a few important numismatic texts in extenso. This book is not only intended as a useful tool for coin collectors, but also as a source material for historians and students of the economy of the Sikh empire. Printed Pages: 313 with numerous b/w illustrations.

Title: The Coins of the Sikhs

Author Name: Hans Herrli

Categories: Sikhism, Numismatics (Coins), India,

Edition: Second Revised and Augmented Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

ISBN: 8121511321

ISBN 13: 9788121511322

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 Cms x 29 Cms

Seller ID: 032058

Keywords: Indian Numismatics Coins History Sikhs Sikhism Punjab Singh