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Glory of the kushans: recent discoveries and interpretations by Vidula Jayaswal
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Glory of the kushans: recent discoveries and interpretations by Vidula Jayaswal

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Advent of Kushans in the Indian subcontinent is a significant historical event. It is suggestive of such processes and factors which shaped early historic cultural milieu of India in particular and Asia in general. The Kushan kings played an important part in the ancient history of India and Central Asia, worthy contemporaries of the three great world powers of the early centuries of the first millennium AD, the Roman Empire, the Han Empire of China and the Arsacid and Sasanian Empires of Iran. During the first four centuries of the millennium, they controlled a vital space between these empires, acting the role of entrepreneurs in international trade and restoring unified rule to northern India. Their patronage of Buddhism enabled it to spread through Central Asia into China. However, in spite of their importance, very little information of their activities has survived into the modern period. This volume is an outcome of the International Seminar entitled, 'Kushan Glory and Its Contemporary Challenges', which was organized by the Bharat Kala Bhavan, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India), between October 3 and 5, 2008. Most of the papers were presented in the seminar but there are a few which were invited. Inclusion of these were intended to fill the gaps, in the otherwise holistic format of this volume. The 21 contributions of the volume are placed in seven distinct sections covering different themes, viz., (i) Discoveries: Old and Recent; (ii) Hegemony: Kushan Empire and Out-posts; (iii) Chronology and Succession; (iv) Policies and Patronage: Kushan Religion; (v) Architecture and Settlement: Kushan Archaeology; (vi) Art Expressions: Kushan Portraits and Compositions; (vii) Expansion and Continuity: Kushan Styles and Techniques. This strikingly illustrated volume is a significant contribution to the field of Kushan studies and is valuable for students and scholars of history

 

 


Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian and Indo Parthian Coins in the Smithsonian Institution
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Pre-Kushana Coins in Pakistan
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Pre-Kushana Coins in Pakistan



By Dr Osmund Bopearachchi & Aman Ur Rahman


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Gupta Gold Coin in Bharat Kala Bhavan By Parmeshwari Lal Gupta & Sarojini Srivastava
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Gupta Gold Coin in Bharat Kala Bhavan By Parmeshwari Lal Gupta & Sarojini Srivastava



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INTRODUCTION
History 
Coinage 
Metrology
Types 
Obverse motifs 
Reverse motifs
Symbols 
Legends 
Collection 
Classification 
Notable coins 
CATALOGUE
Chandragupta I 
Kichagupta 
Samudragupta 
Chandragupta 
Kumaragupta I 
Skandagupta 
Kumaragupta II 
Budhagupta 
Chandragupta III 
Prakasaditya 
Narasimhagupta 
Kumiragupta III 
Vishnugupta 
jayanaga 
Plates and symbols I-XIV


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Revised Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money By Rezwan Razack and Kishore Jhunjhunwalla
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Revised Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money By Rezwan Razack and Kishore Jhunjhunwalla



About the Book:

Watermarks are described with pictorial illustrations.
All Security Features are captured and explained.
Life-size images are illustrated.
The intricate details on microprint, micro lettering, micro-tint, relief underprints and motifs on banknotes are described.
Well-researched and documented information on Issue Dates, Types, Prefix, Circle of Issue and Signatories.
Information on the Engravers, Designers and Printers of the Indian Banknotes.
Has 600 plus pages with over 1500 plus images.
Each banknote is given a Unique Type Number, which is compatible to any banknote software. This is a boon to Collectors, Curators, and Librarians for cataloguing

 

 


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