The Indo-Greek Coins: Mohan, Mehta Vasishtha Dev The Indo-Greek Coins: Mohan, Mehta Vasishtha Dev The Indo-Greek Coins: Mohan, Mehta Vasishtha Dev The Indo-Greek Coins: Mohan, Mehta Vasishtha Dev

The Indo-Greek Coins

Mohan, Mehta Vasishtha Dev

Published by Indological Research Institute, Ludhiana, 1967
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Title: The Indo-Greek Coins

Publisher: Indological Research Institute, Ludhiana

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Dampstains to lower margins of plates, extending a little into the printed area. Dampstains to lower part of rear panel of dustjacket. Some losses at head and tail of dustjacket spine and corners of dustjacket. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; xvi, 196 pages + 7 plates. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 213 x 138mm. Dustjacket with two dates printed on it, "1967" and "1972". Uncommon. "This is the first attempt of its kind at critically studying the Indian coinage of any period from all possible angles, and presenting Indian numismatics as a distinct science. This monograph deals with the coinage issued by numerous princes of Greek origin, who in the second century B.C. established small kingdoms in Bactria, Afghanistan, Sindh, Baluchistan and parts of the Panjab. Literature takes very little notice of these princes. Coins remain our main source of information. The present work lays down, for the first time and at one place, the precise laws for interpreting history from the contemporary coinage, and also points out the limitations inherent in this type of evidence. It demolishes many a misconceived theory on which the scholars had hitherto placed unwarrented trust, and puts the Greco-S'unga history in correct perspective." - from dustjacket blurb. Contents: Foreword by Dr B. Ch. Chhabra; Preface; Abbreviations; System of Transliteration; Introductory; General Features; Divinities; Monograms; Propaganda War; Determination of Date; Joint Issues; Family Affiliations; Family Affiliations continued; Appendix - Indo-Greek Divinities; Bibliography; Index; Plates. Bookseller Inventory # 17095

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