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  Gold Zodiac Mohur (Pisces) of Jahangir of the Mughal Empire,  1617-18 CE

Jahangir's Zodiac Coins

Jahangir was the son of Akbar by his Rajput queen, Princess Jodhabai of Amber. Janagir's coins are known for several innovations including the first portrait Mughal Mohurs and the famous Zodiac series of coins.

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Gold Dinar of Huvishka of the Kushan Empire, 152-192 CE

7 Incredible Facts About Indian Coins

Indian coins have a rich history. For its artistic merit, its variety spanning across diverse regions, for its beautiful symbolism and for the legacy it has left on subsequent coinages across various parts of the world, Indian currency ranks as one of the great coinages of the world! Here are 7 incredible facts about Indian coins that are sure to make us proud of our coin heritage.

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Silver drachm of Menander of the Indo-Greek kingdom, 155 – 130 BCE

The Greeks of India

Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and one of history’s greatest military minds who at a young age managed to establish the largest empire the ancient world had ever seen. By 326 BCE, Alexander had successfully conquered territories as far as the north-western frontier of India.

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Silver Punch-marked 25 Masha coin of the Magadha Janapada, 5th - 6th century BCE

The Unique Punch-Marked Coins of India

Coins were first minted in India sometime around 600 BCE. While Indian coinage itself may have been inspired by trade with Persia, the mode of manufacturing of the coins was indigenous. Small ingots of silver with three circular dots represent the earliest forms of coinage. These were followed by heavy bent bars of silver with a punch on either side.

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Silver Karshapana of the Mauryan Empire, 322 – 187 BCE

Ashoka : the Greatest King the world has known

In the 4th century BCE, a paradigm shift in political ideology and ambitions inspired a number of remarkable men across the world to don the role of influential political and military leaders.One such leader was Chandragupta Maurya, who inspired by the prospect of building a large Indian empire and guided by his mentor Chanakya, overthrew the king of Magadha.

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Silver 10 Rupee coin of the Indian Republic, 1969

Gandhiji : "My Life is My Message"

Today, the world celebrates the 149th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, one of the greatest persons to have walked the face of the Earth.
Gandhi was a little man in a loincloth that was a giant amongst men. He single-handedly took on an empire, without casting a stone or firing a bullet - but by merely marching, fasting, and organising passive resistance.

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Gold Dinar of Vima Kadphises of the Kushan Empire, 100 – 127 CE

The Kushan Era : India's Golden Age

The Kushans were nomadic people who migrated from China sometime in the first century CE. They carved out a large empire covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India which endured for more than 2 centuries. One of the most interesting aspects of the Kushan Empire was its spirit of cultural assimilation.

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Nickel-brass 5 rupees coin of the indian republic, 2012

Durga Puja : The Festival Celebrating Womanhood

Goddess Durga, is worshipped as a warrior goddess, whose image centres around combating demonic forces that threaten peace and prosperity. Durga is depicted as a Goddess riding a lion or tiger, with many arms each carrying a weapon.She has a significant following all over India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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The 7 most expensive coins of India

The 7 most expensive coins of India

Indian coins are becoming increasingly popular among collectors which is causing their prices to increase. Coin prices are a function of rarity and quality of the coin. Given below are the 7 priciest coins of India.

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Copper ‘usmani' of Tipu Sultan of the Mysore Kingdom, 1791

The Dussehra Elephants of Mysore

The Mysore Dussehra festival has a long history dating back to the 14th century during the reign of the Vijayanagara rulers. This tradition was continued by the Wodeyar Rajas of Mysore who turned it into a spectacle of unparalleled grandeur. In 1610, at Srirangapatnam, Raja Wodeyar I, reintroduced the Vijayanagar tradition of celebrating Navaratri, ensuring that the nine days were an amalgamation of piety and festivity.

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Gold Double Pagoda of Krishna Deva Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire, 1509-1529 CE

Kanakabhishekam Of Tirupati Balaji

The Tirupati Balaji Temple is situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. The Temple is constructed in Dravidian architecture and is believed to be constructed over a period of time starting from 300 AD.

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Gold pagoda of Tirumala Deva Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire, 1543-70 CE

Diwali : The Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepawali is also known as the Festival of Lights. The festival gets its name from the row of clay lamps ('deepams') that Indians light outside their homes to celebrate this occasion. The festival generally falls between mid-October and mid-November.

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Copper coin of the Pandyas of the Sangam Age, 1st century BCE

The Sangam Age

After the collapse of the Mauryan Empire around the end of the 2nd century BCE, a number of small kingdoms were established all over North India. In southern India, however, three major dynasties, the Cheras, the Cholas and the Pandyas, (who were never under Ashoka’s rule) continued as powerful rulers.

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