Read more about ancient Indian coins of the classical period in India

  • February 10, 2021

For a collector to find ancient Indian coins, it is like finding water in the Sahara desert. The excitement of knowing the history behind Indian coins is really exciting for collectors. Collectors should be called an archaeologist as they dig up the history behind the coins. A collector is a fine observer of facts and figures and never misses the details, from his adornment to its features; everything just attracts the collector. What fascinates a collector about a coin is its production and the way it presents an important event, or someone who has a meaningful way of communicating with a collector, through silence louder than words. And with that in mind, we at Moneymaking World decided to share good insights on ancient coins in India. 

Come explore some ancient Indian coins and gain valuable knowledge that will never burn out in you. The first coins in India were struck in the 6th century BC by the Mahajanapadas of the Indo-Ganga plain. During this period they were sealed as Puranas, Karshapanas or Pana. The symbols were also very different for these coins, for example Saurashtra had a humpback bull, and Dakshin Panchala had a swastika, with a silver color, but their shape was irregular and it made them look different. 

Maurya’s Coins

The ancient coins of India during the classical era were attractive and enigmatic. Let us first look at the Mauryan coins struck according to the royal standard to determine their authenticity. A stamped stamp, however, was replaced at the fall of the Maurya Empire by a casting cast by casting metal, usually copper or silver, into a cavity formed by two molds. These were usually killed while still hot, first only on one side and then on both sides. 

Indo-Greek coins

The Indo-Greek coins were called species because they were associated with unique authority. Demetrios was the first bacterial king to produce a square copper, with a legend in Greek on the front, and in Kharoshthi on the back. Other regions of India also flow through the production of the Indo-Greek kingdom. And then a large number of tribes, dynasties and kingdoms began to issue their coins. 

The invention of the Indo-Greek kingdom was increasingly influenced by other regions of India before the first century. K. 

Currencies of the Sakas and the Pahlavas

The Indo-Scythian period began in 200 BC. K. to 400 p. K. and a new set of coins from two dynasties became very popular. They spread to different parts of India and parts of Central and North-South Asia. These dynasties were Saka and Pahlavas. 

Kanishka and Huvishka coins

During the 100-200 p. K. , the copper production of the Kanishka appears. There were two kinds of coins, one had the usual standing king at the front and the second kind was a king sitting on a throne. And at the same time, it was Huvishka’s copper production that on the other hand was more diverse than on Kanishka’s copper.