Catalogue of the Coins in the Indian Museum, Calcutta; The early foreign dynasties and the Guptas. Ancient coins of Indian types. Persian, Mediaeval, South Indian, and miscellaneous coins

 
9781236411891: Catalogue of the Coins in the Indian Museum, Calcutta; The early foreign dynasties and the Guptas. Ancient coins of Indian types. Persian, Mediaeval, South Indian, and miscellaneous coins

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...is to r., and above it a tank with fish; solar symbol in 1. top corner, also ' taurine'; no ' Ujjain symbol'. Nearly identical with No. 2; worn. Man standing, facing front, with r. hand on hip; 1. arm extended across staff; tree in railing to r.; snake below; early Br. le-gend 1., mi(?)tasa, in cha-racters of about 200 B.C. Man with staff or spear in r. hand, 1. hand on hip. Man, bearded, marching r., with r. hand raised. Man marching r.; river with fish below; 'Ujjain symbol' to r.; all in incuse made by circular die; trace of legend. Similar; but conventional tree to 1.; no'Ujjain symbol 'Ujjain symbol' with cross in each circle. 'Ujjain symbol' with svastika in each circle. Ditto. 'Ujjain symbol' with dot in each circle (PI. XIX, 20). Humped bull (? cow) r., with a sort of tri&ul above, and ' Ujjain symbol', with plain circles, in front. 'Ujjain symbol' with plain circles; in poor condition. Indistinct; a massive, thick coin of brass or pale bronze. Defaced or blank; fabric as No. 7, metal darker colour. 1 See C. A. I., Fl. X. The coins of this class are described by Cunningham under the name of Ujjain; but they do not necessarily come only from that city, and it is preferable to use the name of Avanti, the old designation of the territory of which Ujjain was the principal city. The so-called 'Ujjain symbol' is not by any means confined to coins from the city of Ujjain. It is also found on the money of Eran, itesnagar, and the Andhra dynasty. For punch-marked coins see ante, Sec. V. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 AZ B. Animal type Bull standing r., with apparently a man in front, and river with fish below. C. Symbols type Tree in railing; (?) river with fish, and (?) Tree in railing, and (?) II. Circular A. Standing figure typ Man (? king or deity) standing...

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