Simple way for IAS preparation

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Archaeological Sources; numismatics

The purpose of history is to throw light on the past by discovery and study of historical sources.
It is rather easy to find sources for writing the history of the recent past, because there is huge numbers of hand written and printed materials on about modern State and Society. There is also enough material in respect of medieval times.
But the real difficulty arises for writing ancient history.India’s ancient seers laid greater emphasis on spirituality than actual happenings.there is very few written  historical sources.For this reason we are depending on archaeological sources. Coin is the one of the most reliable source.
Types of coin:-
Punch-Marked Coins:
  • coins are the earliest coins of India and they bear only symbols on them.
  • Each symbol is punched separately, which sometimes overlap the another.
  • They do not bear and inscription, or legend on them
  • they were issued by guilds and goldsmiths with the permission of the ruling power.
  • These have been found throughout the country. from Taxila to Magadha to Mysore or even further south.
  • Made from silver and copper. Some gold punch-marked coins are also reported to have been found.

Information that we find through coin:-

No comments:

Post a Comment