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The Coins of the Sikhs

By: Hans Herrli

Price: $29.25

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

Edition: Second Revised and Augmented Edition

Seller ID: 032058

ISBN: 8121511321

Condition: New


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 de... View more info