Coins of the Sikh Empire, Punjab and the Cis-Sutlej States: Sikh Religious Tokens
This book introduces the rich heritage of the Sikhs in Punjab through coins and tokens. From the very first known coins issued by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in 1711, to the last Sikh Coins issued by Maharaja Duleep Singh in early 1849, one can follow the rise and fall of the Sikh Empire. Gold Mohurs, silver Rupees and copper Paisa are well documented, with numerous unlisted types and varities.
The coinage of the CIS-Sutlej States of Buria, Faridkot, Jind, Kaithal, Kalsia, Kapurthala, Maler Kotla, Nabha and Patiala is also included. Numerous unlisted dates and varieties, accompanied by photographs where available, are depicted to show the legends.
This catalogue is a useful and detailed reference for anyone wishing to explore a different aspect of history through numismatics.
'A very important and comprehensive resource for the study of Sikh coins and related items.' Paramdip Khera (British Library), Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society
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