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Traditions: The Emblems of Empire

Title:Traditions: The Emblems of Empire
Author:Vanaja, R.
Enumeration:Vol. 37 Issue no. 2, p. 23-34
Abstract:The coinage of the Indo-Greeks marks a significant phase in the history of Indian coins and currency systems. These coins belong to the 2nd/1st centuries BCE and, in terms of chronology, are later than the punch-marked coins in silver and copper and the cast copper coins. As the earliest dynastic issues, the Indo-Greek coins influenced coin traditions of India for the next 6 centuries, particularly those of the Kushanas and the Guptas. The fusion of the two cultural streams -- Greek and Indian -- are reflected in the fabric, legends, and symbols of Indo-Greek coins. Indo-Greek coinage is extremely important in the history of Indian numismatics as it provides a rare instance of coins representing the main source of historical reconstruction. For, were it not for their coins, the Indo-Greeks would have remained largely unknown to history.

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