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BIBLIOGRAPHY / REFERENCE
INTRODUCTIONS
PUNCHMARK & TRIBAL
ANCIENT
INDO-GREEK & SUCCESSORS
MEDIEVAL
SOUTH INDIA
SULTANATES
MUGHAL
STATES
COLONIAL
REPUBLIC
BANKNOTES
EXONUMIA
TEMPLE TOKENS
ARTICLES
JOURNALS
AUCTIONS / FPL
CLOSEOUTS
AFGHANISTAN
BURMA
CEYLON
HINDU S.E. ASIA
MALDIVES
NEPAL
TIBET
HISTORY &
     GEOGRAPHY
Listings KEY

BIBLIOGRAPHIES & REFERENCE
Num. Soc. IndiaBibliography of Indian Coins, Part 1: (Ancient)   Set of 4 volumes covering 1939-1980, indexed by dynasty, ruler, and author.  Set .17.50
Num. Soc. IndiaBibliography of Indian Coins, Part 2: (Muhammedan/Medieval-Modern)   Set of 4 volumes covering 1939-1980, indexed by dynasty, ruler, and author.  Set .16.50
Num. Soc. IndiaSixty Years of the Numismatic Society of India (1910-1971) History and Presidential Addresses   A running history of Indian numismatic research by some of its formost scholars in the form of a compendium of annual Presidential addresses since 1912. History of the Society, membership list with addresses, coin-dealer members, etc.   607p, 6x9.5", sc, 1973, Spitting & tears in cover.15.00
Plant, RichardGreek, Semitic, Asiatic Coins & How to Read Them   The only work linking alphabet charts, transliterations, and clear line illustrations of coins with brief overview of the coinage itself in such a way that the reader can learn by example to translate coin legends. Includes exercises with answer key. Not only Ancient Mediterranean & Semitic, but India, Tibet, Thailand, China & Orient as well. Excellent NI Review of revised edition. First edition was bringing high prices when out of print.   1st Ed: 257p, hc, 7x10", 1979, OP; 2nd Rev. Ed.: 322p, sc, 8.25x11.75", 2013    UK and Europe buyers will save by ordering from the author.   Second, Revised Edition: 65.00
Plant, R.Arabic Coins & How to Read Them  A basic text for reading Arabic coin inscriptions from Spain to Malaya, in lesson format.  148p, sc,1973 1st edition hardcover   ( 2000 2nd ed softcover is in print, not in stock List £15) NOT IN STOCK
Rajgor, DilipNumismatic Directory of India   Sections with full contact details for: Collectors, Societies/Clubs, Scholars,Institutions, Universities, Museums, Websites, Mints/Presses, Dealers, Dealer specialty index.   168p, 5.5x8.5", sc, 2004; NOT IN STOCK
Kroh, DennisAncient Coin Reference Reviews   Critical reviews including usefullness, clarity, illos, availability & value. Essential for anyone buying books on Ancient Mediterranean coins.  Works on Indo-Greeks & successors included  107p, 8.5x11, sc, 1993   24.50
INTRODUCTIONS
Brown, C.J.Coins of India   Standard brief introduction, with typical coins plated, before Gupta's Coins  120p+12pl, 5x7", hc/sc. 1922R  Part of it is online HERE;   (Better quality Forni reprint $15)   India reprints:4.00
Carter, Martha, Ed.A Treasury of Indian Coins  Beautiful oversized "coffee-table" survey of 10 periods/series by top Indian & Western scholars. Gorgeous, enlarged color photos.  132p, 10x13, hc, 1994  NOT IN STOCK
Cribb, JosephThe Indian Coinage Tradition: Origins, Continuity & Change   An overview of Indian coinage keyed to lovely color plates, and discussion of problems in dating India's earliest coins, with plate of early karshapanas. From a 1999 paper to the British Academy.   63p+9pl, sc, 7x9.5, 2005   Numismatic Circular ReviewNOT IN STOCK
Gupta, P. L.Coins (of India)   Excellent, inexpensive general introduction with catalog of 366 pieces and decent plates. Though accurate in broad strokes, there are enough errors to rule it out for serious research.  255p+34pl, sc,hc, 5.5x8", 1969&R    Numerous editions in hc and sc. Used hc:NOT IN STOCK
Hebert, Raymond J.Aditi: The Monies of India   Exhibit booklet for a 1985-86 Smithsonian show. Brief text with 167 coin photos.   29p, sc, 8.5x11", 19856.00
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Ancient Trade and Early Coinage   Discusses the coinage of each region (Greece through Japan) from its origins, in light of trade, climate changes & population movements. Many series reclassified and redated, essentially updating his three-volume OC&V series published in the late 1970s. About 6000 coins catalogued with photo, valuations. Most of Vol. 1 deals with Mediterranean through Persian series, while Vol. 2 is India (punchmarks) and eastward.   2 volumes, 1420p, hc, 2004, List £150    Available from Charles Davis [Est. Market Value: $275]
Mukherjee, B. N.The Indian Gold.: An Introduction to the cabinet of the gold coins in the Indian Museum    Survey work with catalog and fairly good color photos of 200+ coins, heavy on Gupta & Kushan, light on modern.  100p+21cpl, 8.5x11, hc, 1990  NOT IN STOCK
Rapson, E. J.Indian Coins / The Coinage of Ancient and Medieval India   A brief but useful overview of Greek-style, Tribal, Gupta, and some Medieval series; 56p+5pl, 1897;   (India hc reprint, poor plates 5.00);   US 1968-69 Reprint as TheCoinage of Ancient and Medieval India, sc, good plates:17.50
Vanaja, R.Indian Coinage (Delhi Museum Cat.)   Well-illustrated introduction to Indian coinage through the Colonial period. 200 front & back (mostly enlarged) photos plus 8 color plates of gold serve as an attribution guide and illustrate some important rarities in the Delhi Museum. Well-printed, fair to good plates.  115p+pl, 8x11, 1983, sc, OP20.00
Spink - TaiseiThe SKANDA Collection of Indian Gold Coins   Auction #9, 2/91685 lots   A specialized sale of the Skanda (Larry Brilliant) collection, proably the largest India gold collection ever auctioned. All coins plated (b&w) plus 2 color plates. About half did not sell; reserves shown in prices realized sheet. [Est. Market Value: $40+]NOT IN STOCK
PUNCHMARK & TRIBAL
SEE ALSO: Ancient Indigenous Series (below) and Collections of Articles (below)
Agrawal, Banu & Rai, SubasIndian Punch-Marked Coins   Analysis of a new 221-coin hoard, and metallurgy-based challenge to the Gupta-Hardaker classification scheme. Not a substitute for Gupta-Hardaker. Color plates, but too small to see details.   178p+8cpl, 7x10", hc, 199421.00
Allan, JohnCatalogue of the Coins of Ancient India (in BM)   Punchmark & Tribal series, now obsolete but still often referenced. The 1967 London reprint is better than later India reprints.   485p, 5.5x8.5", hc, 1936R   [Est. Market Value: $150; R1967 $?; RIndia $7]NOT IN STOCK
Allan, JohnCoins of Gupta Dynasties and of Sasanka, King of Gauda (in BM)   Altekar's work replaces this informationally & is more comprehensive, but this is still a good collection and the photo record is worth having even at reprint quality. The 1967 London reprint is better than later India reprints.   [Est. Market Value: $150; R1967 $?]   India reprint:15.00
Cribb, JosephThe Indian Coinage Tradition: Origins, Continuity & Change   An overview of Indian coinage keyed to lovely color plates, and discussion of problems in dating India's earliest coins, with plate of early karshapanas. From a 1999 paper to the British Academy.   63p+9pl, sc, 7x9.5, 2005   Numismatic Circular ReviewNOT IN STOCK
Gupta, P. L.Amaravati Hoard of Silver Punch-Marked Coins   (A.P. Govt. Mus.)    Largest museum catalog of punchmarked coins: 302 symbols in 235 types, cataloguing an important hoard of 7668 pieces  230p+31pl, sc,1963, OP & in strong demand. [Est. Market Value: $125]NOT IN STOCK
Gupta, P. L.Punch Marked Coins (A.P. Govt. Mus.)   Cataloguing several hoards acquired prior to the Amaravati; poor plates show 195 coins & 30 mould fragments.   135p+9pl, sc, 1960, spine repaired with masking tape.17.50
Gupta, P.L. & Hardaker, T.Ancient Indian Silver Punchmarked Coins, Maghada-Maurya Series   Historical and numismatic background, plus standard catalog on the late series karshapanas. Alphabetical and symbol indexes serve as attribution guides.;   117p+8pl, 8x11", sc, 1985, OP   At one time the indispensable work, now superseded by a new edition. Author names hand written on spine, otw. lightly used copy.50.00
Gupta, P.L. & Hardaker, T.Punchmarked Coinage of the Indian Subcontinent: Maghada-Mauryan Series   Historical and numismatic background, plus standard catalog on the commonest, late series of 3.54gm.-standard karshapanas. Greatly expanded 2nd edition with 1043 vs. 613 types, including later and earlier categories. Photos (better quality) now incorporated in the charts, plus 34 plates of enlargements. Completely rewritten and expanded historical and collector information.   306p+34pl, 8x11", hc, 2014   Available in US from Printsasia.com NOT IN STOCK
Hardaker, TerryThe Makasha Fractional Coinage of Ancient India    Study of tiny Karshapana-like AR and debased AR of Mauryan period.   18p, 8.25x11.5", sc, 1999 BACKORDERED10.00
Handa, Devendra, ed.Tribal Coins of Ancient India   History & numismatic discussion for each of 16 Tribal states: Agras, Arjunayas, Adumbaras, Kulutas, Kshudrakas, Kunindas, Malavas, Pauravas, Rajanyas, Savitriputras, Sibis, Trigartas, Uddehikas, Vemakis, Vrshnis, Yaudheyas; appendices on "Mitra, "Almora", "Chitresvara" . Photos & line drawings. Not a catalog; difficult to coordinate text and coin images. Poor plates. Review ICS Newsletter #43, 2007, JONS #193,2007 p.5 by S. Bhandare.   237p+85pl, 22x28cm, hc, 2007NOT IN STOCK
Hirano, ShinjiThe Ghaghara - Gandak River Region: Archaic Silver punchmared coins c.600-300 BC   #3 in AHATA project series; Hisory of series, catalog of 340 illustrated specimens in 81 types. Substantial review in ONS#192, Su2007   149p+9pl, 8.5x11, sc, 2007, List $25   Available from the author.NOT IN STOCK
Kothari, NarendraUjjayini Coins     History and background of the coinage and the Ujjain symbol with catalog of Malwa, Avanti, Surasena, and Ujjain series of cast copper and silver punchmarked coins.   128p, 5.5x8.5", sc, 2006NOT IN STOCK
Majumdar, S.M.Coins of Malhar    Discussion and catalog of a tribal AE series excavated at Malhar in Madhya Pradesh; 34p+10pl, 7x9.5", sc, 20009.50
Mitchiner, MichaelOrigins of Indian Coinage   Controversial work on punchmarked coins, attributing them by kingdom, dynasty, ruler, and mint  174p+9pl, sc, 1974  L£10   Slightly used copy.35.00
Murphy, PaulSilver Punchmarked Coinage: Kosala State Region  Kosala State punchmarks c.600-470BC: in-depth history, catalog & glossary of symbols. Non-consecutive numbering. Same size & format as Gupta-Hardaker. First in Ahata Project series on punchmarks; will be available in CD Rom. 107p, sc, 8.5x11, 2001NOT IN STOCK<
Narain, A. K., Ed.Seminar Papers on the Local Coins of Northern India 300 BC to 300AD   32 essays on Tribal coins; few illos.     223p, 6x9.5, sc, 1968. Spotting on cover.20.00
Rajgor, DilipPunch-marked Coins of Early Historic India   Comprehensive catalog of 1288 types (289 illos) of pre-&-Mauryan punchmarks attributed to issuing states by hoard provenance. Includes rarity rating, symbol index, identification guide, price supplement in $. Recent forgeries. Plates on good paper in hc edition; Sample pages.   261p+16pl, 7.25x10, hc, 2001 (sc exists), OP;   REVIEW by Terry Hardaker.NOT IN STOCK
Reddy, D. & Reddy, P. S.Uninscribed Coins of Andhra   Study and catalogue of copper and lead symbolic Tribal series; photos supplemented with drawings for clarity.  80p, sc, 5.5x8.5, 1984NOT IN STOCK
Reddy, D. R. & Reddy, P. S.Coins of the Meghavahana Dynasty of Coastal Andhra   Base metal series in Kalinga (Deccan & coastal Andhra) often confused with Satavahanam  24p, sc, 5.5x8.5, 19853.00
Reddy, D. R.& Reddy, P. S.Coins of the Satraps of the Satavahana Era   Well-illustrated catalog of Deccan dynastic issues c. 80BC - 200AD, mostly base-metal coins with Lion, Bull, Elephant designs   118p, 5.5x9", sc, 19837.50
Shrimali, K.M.History of Pancala, Vol 1 - A Study, Vol 2 - Corpus of Coins   A multidimensional study of nearly 3000 coins of this Tribal series. "Very specialized but important"-SA Fair plates.  272/156p, 57/19pl, 8.5x11.5, 1983/8, 2 volumesNOT IN STOCK
Singh & Ahmad, Ed.Seminar Papers on the Tribal Coins of Ancient India  13 papers   218p, 6x9.5, hc, 19778.00
Van't Haaff, AnneCoinages of Saurashtra and Surasena   Second volume in the ABATA series on punchmarked coins, deals with two pre-Mauryan kingdoms ca. 500-50 BC. REVIEW   120p, sc, 2004, List $25NOT IN STOCK
Walsh, E. H. CPunchmarked Coins From Taxila  (Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India No. 59 & 60)   Analysis of 1350+ pieces from bars through late series, found at the Bhir-Mound, Taxila. Good reprint of a substantial early work on karshapana.   168p+48pl, 9x11.5, hc, 1939R1991NOT IN STOCK
Warden, P. GregoryA Classification of the Symbols on the Indian Silver Punch-Marked Coins A descriptive index of the symbols, cross-referenced to BMC, Gupta-APM, etc.  75p, sc, 5.5x8.5, 1981    NOT IN STOCK
Doo, Roger & Xiejun, ChenShanghai Museum's Collection of Ancient Coins from the Silk Road   Catalog of 1783 specimens consisting almost entirely of excellent color plates, brief descriptions & specs. A panorama of coinages from Greek, Roman, Persian through Central Asian &Indian series. Fully bilingual Chinese/English.   325p/pl, sc, 9x12", 2006   CONTENTS120.00
ANCIENT: INDIGENOUS SERIES
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below)     Online BIBLIOGRAPHY for Kushan & Central Asian references.
Allan, JohnCoins of Gupta Dynasties and of Sasanka, King of Gauda (in BM)   Altekar's work replaces this informationally & is more comprehensive, but this is still a good collection and the photo record is worth having even at reprint quality. The 1967 London reprint is better than later India reprints.   [Est. Market Value: $150; R1967 $?]   India reprint:15.00
Altekar, A.S.Catalogue of Gupta Gold Coins in the Bayana Hoard  Standard for Gupta gold. Plates are slightly better in the original than the 1992 reprint. [Est. Market Value: $35]  556p, hc, 6x9", 1954R1992.NOT IN STOCK
Altekar, A. S.Coinage of the Gupta Empire   Standard work on the series, original edition (a later reprint is out of print.)  390p+29pl, hc, 1957   .NOT IN STOCK
Basu, S.P.Second Supl. Cat. of Coins to Vol. 1 (IMC)   Updates Smith's Coins of Ancient India (IMC#1), 197712.50
Bidyabinod, B.B.Non Mohammedan Series (First Supplementary Catalog of Coins in the IMC)  Updates Smith (IMC,Calcutta, Ancient series) including Assam & Nepal but no plates  1923R736.00
Bopearachchi & PieperAncient Indian Coins    Based on author's collection of 327 Indo-Gk/Scythian/Parthian (b&w plates) and 640 indigenous pre-Gupta Punch, tribal, Satavahana,Ksatrap, Kushan, etc.(b&w plates plus good liner drawings in catalog) ; historical & numsiamtic commentary. The real strength is in the Ujjain, Eran, Kausambi and related, with more such than any other reference, and many unpublished types; English text, no values.    289p+59pl, 21x30cm, sc, 1998, OP and going for $200, but a 50.00
Chakrabarti, ManikaMalwa in Post Maurya Period   Historical study of post-Mauryan, pre-Gupta Malwa relying mainly on numismatic evidence.  279p+7pl, 5.5x8.5, hc, 1981NOT IN STOCK
Chhabra, B. ChCatalogue of the Gupta Gold Coins of the Bayana Hoard in the National Museum, New Delhi  618 of the 1821 coins covered in Altekar's 1954 work, mainly Samudragupta, Chandragupta II, and Kumaragupta I; decent plates.  145p+41pl, hc, 1986NOT IN STOCK
Göbl, RobertDokumente zur Geschichte Der Iranischen Hunnen in Baktrien Und Indien (Treatiste on the History of the Arayan Huns in Bactria and India)    Hepthelite and related coinage, detailed work. German text, sc,1967   4vol: Vol I: Catalog 365 types, 276p; Vol II: Essay German text. 352p.; Vol III: Plates Good quality and useful 98pl; Vol IV: Closeup drawings 47plates of line drawings of legends, special marks, etc. Said to be difficult to use as a collector tool. OP, very difficult to find. NOT IN STOCK
Gobl, RobertSystem and Chronology of the Coinage of the Kushan Empire   "An English language companion to the orginal work including (1) a translation of the main text and (2) the author's principal commentary on the plates and tables, plus (3) a brief index to the plates and (4) a German-English glossary of important words." Possibly translated by Warren Schwartz, though not indicated.   233p, 8.5x11", looseleaf25.00
Gobl, RobertDocuments on the History of the Iranian Huns in Bactria and India: Vol. 2, Commentary   Apparently an English translation of vol. 2 of Gobl's 1967 German work. Possibly translated by Warren Schwartz, tho not indicated.   259p, 8.5x11, xerox, comb bind.25.00
Goyal, S.R.An Introduction to Gupta Numismatics   Summary of research and typology of the Gupta and post-Gupta series. A more compact and up-to-date Altekar. Plates (fair) emphasize gold.  132p+20pl, 5.5x9, hc, 1994NOT IN STOCK
Jha, A.K.Coinage, Trade & Economy  27 papers by a who's who of Indian and Western scholars on the use of coinage within and between India and other places. Parthia, Tribal, Kuninda, Malava, Vanga, Satavhana, Silaharas, Maratha, Vijayanagar, Bihar, Ahom, Punjab; 6 papers on Indo-Roman trade, Mitchiner (5 plates), Wicks & Hall on S.E.Asian symbolic coinage, Ivotchinka on Chinese paper. Recommended.   236p, 8.5x10.5", hc, 199122.50
Krishnamurthy, R.Sangam age Tamil Coins   Catalog and brief history of Pandya, Chera, Chola, and Malayaman coinage with excellent line drawings and color plates.    168p+19cpl, 8.5x11", hc, 1997, OP [Est. Market Value: $85]NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Ancient Trade and Early Coinage   Discusses the coinage of each region (Greece through Japan) from its origins, in light of trade, climate changes & population movements. Many series reclassified and redated, essentially updating his three-volume OC&V series published in the late 1970s. About 6000 coins catalogued with photo, valuations. Most of Vol. 1 deals with Mediterranean through Persian series, while Vol. 2 is India (punchmarks) and eastward.   2 volumes, 1420p, hc, 2004, List £150    Available from Charles Davis [Est. Market Value: $275]
Mukherjee, B.N.Art in Gupta and Post-Gupta Coinages of Northern India   Lectures on artistic aspects of Gupta, post-Gupta, and other Indian coinages (Bull & horseman, Hunas, etc.). A useful perspective. Enlarged b&w plates (fair)  105p+48pl, 7.5x10, 19857.00
Rosenfield, JohnThe Dynastic Arts of the Kushans    History, religion and arts, from apparel to architecture, with a stron g emphasis on seals and coins. Several long chapters on coins, incl. 16 large, sharp coin plates. Said to be the latest and best on Kushan coinage.    420p+244pl, 8.5 x11, hc boxed, 1967R1993 [Est. Market Value: $70]NOT IN STOCK
Sharma, SavitaGold Coins of Imperial Kushanas and their Successors  187p+6cpl, hc, 1999NOT IN STOCK
Shrava, SatyaSingh, Jai Prakash   History & comprehensive #d catalog with illustratioins in text and in fair plates.   274p+30pl, hc, 7.25x9.75", 1985, OP & hard to find.   Poorly bound; front cover reattached but should be rebound if used heavily.75.00
Singh, Jai PrakashHistory and Coinage of Skandagupta Kramaditya  Detailed study of this Gupta ruler (ca 460-468 AD) who restored the glory of his dynasty. A chapter on coinage.  155p+1pl, 6x10, hc, 19769.50
Smith, V. A.Coinage of Ancient India (Indian Mus. Calcutta Vol 1)   Covers virtually all Indian coins up to Moslem period. Well indexed, with catalog #'s. Still a widely used work on early India.   345p+31pl, 5.25x8.5", hc, 1906IndR1972   The only reprint is a badly printed and bound 1972 edition.[Est. Market Value: $35-40]NOT IN STOCK
Subrahmanyam, R.Ikshvaku Coins (APG)  lead elephants  48p+15pl, sc, 19624.50
Wood, AllenGold Coin Types of the Great Kushans   NSI  39p+4pl, sc, 1959 OP5.00
Info-69Yaudheya Clay Coin Moulds   An collection of postings on this subject from southasia-coins@yahoogroups.com.
INDO-GREEK & SUCCESSORS
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below) & Ancients (above)     Online BIBLIOGRAPHY for Indo-Greek & successors.
Bopearachchi, OsmundMonnaies Greco-Bactriennes et Indo-Grecques, Catalogue Raisonne   Said to be the new standard work on Indo-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coins, cataloguing coins from the Bibliotheque Nationale & other sources. French text. 460p+69pl, softcover, 1991 1000 printed; and quickly went OP [Est. Market Value: $100] Available from VanDerDussen.NOT IN STOCK
Bopearachchi, OsmundGraeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Coins (SNGANS, Part 9) Sylloge of the ANS holdings in this area, catalogued similarly to his major work in this field. 95p+76pl, hc, 1998   [50.00]NOT IN STOCK
Bopearachchi, OsmundIndo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, and Indo-Parthian Coins in the Smithsonian Institution Catalogue of 532 pieces, largely acquired since 1970 by Ray Hebert & including the "Malakand hoard" (257pcs). Surprisingly good plates, though printed in India.   143p+41pl, 9x11", hc, 1993   [30.00]NOT IN STOCK
Bopearachchi & PieperAncient Indian Coins    Based on author's collection of 327 Indo-Gk/Scythian/Parthian (b&w plates) and 640 indigenous pre-Gupta Punch, tribal, Satavahana,Ksatrap, Kushan, etc.(b&w plates plus good liner drawings in catalog) ; historical & numsiamtic commentary. The real strength is in the Ujjain, Eran, Kausambi and related, with more such than any other reference, and many unpublished types; English text, no values.    289p+59pl, 21x30cm, sc, 1998, OP and going for $200, but a 50.00
Chakraborty, SwatiSocio-Religious and Cultural Study of the Ancient Indian Coins  Indian religion, clothing, jewelry, sports, etc. as reflected on coinage through the ages.  410p+10pl, 6x9", hc, 1986, OP25.00
Cunningham, Sir A.Coins of Indo-Scythians, Sakas & Kushanas    "Classic" work of little use now.   250p+24pl, hc, 1888IndR1971, OP17.50
Cunningham, Sir A.Later Indo-Scythians   "Classic" work on Indo-Scythians, Little Kushans, White Huns, now obsolete.    97p+10pl, hc, 1892IndR1979, OP14.50
Gardner, PercyCatalogue of Indian Coins in the British Museum: Greek and Scythic Kings of Bactria and India   Historical outline, inscriptions, monograms, alphabet, typology & catalog with transliterated legends.    269p+32pl, hc, 1886   1989 India Reprint, poor plates: $10; 1971 India Reprint, fair plates: 16.00
Guillaume, OliverAnalysis of Reasonings in Archaeology: The Case of Graeco Bactrian and Indo Greek Numismatics  In-depth analysis of methods of attributing & dating coins, using problems of the Indo-Greek series. No illos. Important work for this series. English translation.  153p, 5.5x9, hc, 1987Tr1990NOT IN STOCK
Jha, A.K. & RajgorStudies in the Coinage of the Western Ksatrapas    Catalog of 1063 entries with fair photos, chapters on hiostory, coinage, language and palaeography, metal analysis, datintg, and hoards 274p, 8x11", hc, 1994NOT IN STOCK
Katsumi TanabeSilk Road Coins: The Hirayama Collection   Catalogue of a 1993 BM exhibit on the coinage of the Silk Road trade between Europe & the Orient with essays on culture-elucidating symbols. ±200 b&w photos of Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, Indo-Greek/Scythian, Kushan, Sasanian,Hepthalite & other Central Asian/Indian, plus antiquities. Japanese & English text.   122p, 8x12, sc, 1993 [Est. Market Value: $25]NOT IN STOCK
Lahiri, A.N.Corpus of Indo-Greek Coins  ; Compilation of research on series with extensive type catalog alphabetical by ruler. History, metrology, design analysis, legends, monograms, forgeries, useful appendices. 404 coins plated. Somewhat obsolete now, but a decent catalog of types, and perhaps still in print inexpensively in India.    290p+30pl, 1965NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, MichaelAncient & Classical World 600BC-600AD (OC&V #2)   The entire ancient world, except Europe, in one volume: Origins of Western coinage, ancient Middle eastern series, Indo-Greek, Kushan, punchmark series, Tribal & later Indian, pre-T'ang China. Extensive historical & numismatic background on all series. Detailed listings with weights, transcription & translation of all legends, convenient format with listings & photo plates side by side. M#'s are widely used and this is still an important reference. Later works expand upon and reattribute certain series: Southern India Part 1 &2, Southeast Asia..  760p, 8.5x12, 1978R   Sample Page  Out of print. [Est. Market Value: $550]NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, Dr. MIndo-Greek & Indo-Scythian Coinage    Comprehensive coverage with numbering system and profuse photos in familiar Mitchiner format. More depth on series than Ancient & Classical volume. Current standard for Greek series; for Indo-Scythian see the new work by Robert Senior. 9vol., 8x12", sc, ±1100 pages, 1975.    Single volumes (available only #2,3) $45.00; Set of 9: SOLD
Narain, A. K.The Coin Types of the Indo-Greek Kings   Handbook for the series describing types by King. No illustrations.  46p, sc, 1955R68  3.50
Radhakrishnan, P.V.Roman Gold & Silver Coins from India: A Collectors Guide   Brief chapters on hoard finds and Indo-Roman trade, but essentially a guide to basic coin types for Indian collectors unfamiliar with Roman coins. 43p+8pl, sc, 7x9.5", 19998.00
Rapson, E.J.B.M. Catalog of the Coins of the Andhar Dynasty, the Western Ksatrapas The Traikutaka Dynasty and the 'Bodhi' Dynasty  (1967 London reprint with decent plates $60)   Indian Reprint15.00
Rapson, E.J.B.M. Catalog of the Coins of the Andhar Dynasty, the Western Ksatrapas The Traikutaka Dynasty and the 'Bodhi' Dynasty  1908 Original, rebound with original spine somewhat ragged, some color pencil markings within. Plates far better than any reprint. 150.00
Sarasvati & SinghCoinage in Ancient India (2v)  Review of Indian numismatics for archaeologists, emphasizing metallurgy & summarizing the work of several authors. Unusual approach!  2v, 577p+24pl, hc, 1968R198655.00
Senior, RobertIndo-Scythian Coins and History   (3 vol.)   v1) 260p; Indo-Scythian & Parthian. Historical background & analysis of coinage, including new theories on dating & identity of kings, v2) 252p; Catalog, all known types, comprehensive, v3) 72p; line drawings & tables serve as an identification tool   Large 8.5x12", hc, 2001 List $175 (See supplement volume below.)NOT IN STOCK
Senior, RobertIndo-Scythian Coins and History: Volume IV Supplement   New discoveries, and detailed analysis of 32 hoards, all catalogued with excellent plates. Argument for a new chronology of kings.    207p+pl, hc, 8.5x12", 2006 List $6052.50
Senior, RobertThe Coinage of Hermaios and its imitations struck by the Scythians   Hellenic Num Soc monogr.3; Complete catalogue of a common type, supplementing his larger work.   113p, hc, 6x9", 200024.50
Senior, Robert & MacDonald The Decline of the Indo-Greeks   "A reappraisal of the chronology from the time of Menander to that of Azes"; Numerous coin photos; Bilingual English/Greek   126p, 7x10", sc, 1998   REVIEWNOT IN STOCK
Sircar, D.C.(Early Indian) Numismatic & Epigraphical Studies  8 papers on ancient Indian coins + 4 on epigraphy  180p+8pl, hc, 7.5x10, 197717.50
Trivedi, S.D.Western Ksatrapa Coins (APG Museum)  50p+2pl, sc, 19646.50
Turner, P. J.Roman Coins from India (RNS #22)  Detailed study of hoards & Roman-Indian trade patterns.  150p+8pl+3map, hc, 1989  L£1829.50
Whitehead, R.B.Indo-Greek Numismatics  Four articles 1923-50R1969  150p+8pl, 6x9, hc US editionNOT IN STOCK
Whitehead, R.B.Catalogue of Coins in the Punjab Museum, Lahore, Vol 1: Indo Greek   The best museum catalog (SA) on the series, covers Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, Indo-Parthian, and Kushans  220p+20pl, hc, 1914R   Good review and download HERE.NOT IN STOCK
MEDIEVAL
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below)
Bidyabinod, B.B.Non Mohammedan Series (First Supplementary Catalog of Coins in the IMC)  Updates Smith (IMC,Calcutta, Ancient series) including Assam & Nepal but no plates  1923R736.00
Deyell, J.Living Without Silver  Scholarly study of Afghan - North Indian coinage c. 750-1250 AD especially Bull & Horseman series, with catalog.  388p+36pl, hc, 6x9",1990.  [1999 sc Repr $5; hc $40]NOT IN STOCK
Gopal, LallanjEarly Medieval Coin Types of Northern India (NSINM#12)   General history and catalogue of Medieval N. Indian types, decent plates show 169 types.  87p+12pl, sc, 1966NOT IN STOCK
Gupta, P.L.Numismatic History of Himachal Pradesh    A comprehensive numismatic history, catalogue of punchmark, Indo-Greek, Tribal, Bull & Horseman and some later, illustrating important pieces (decent plates). Important work for Kidarites, Kashmir Kings (new chronology) and Kangara Rajas; NI Bul 10/89 review.   234p+26pl, 25cm, hc, 1988NOT IN STOCK
Jha, A.K.Medieval Indian Coinages: A Historical and Economic Perspective  24 papers on Vijayanagar, Tripura, Bengal & Delhi Sultans, Mughal Surat Mint, Peshwas, Travancore, etc. by top Indin and Western scholars.   275p, 8.5x11", sc, 200123.50
Jha, A.K. & Garg, S.Coinage of the Katoch Rulers of Kangra  Detailed catalogue with (fair) photos & transliterated inscrips. of 732 specimens from this horseman/inscrip. AE series. Establishes a new chronology for these Punjabi rulers.     116p,8x11,hc,1991, Brief Synopsis   Slight repair to spine.9.00
Maity, S.K.Early Indian Coins & Currencty Systems  Analysis of gold Kushan, Sassanian, Gupta, Tomara & other, supporting idea that chronology of dynasties can be fixed from declining gold content. Essays on coins as tools for historical study, exchange systems of early India, Gupta culture as deduced from coins. Well indexed, no plates.  148p, hc ,5.5x8.5, 19706.50
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Coinage and History of Bangladesh and Later Arakan  Numismatic & political history of Bangladesh with catalog of 420 coins, ca. 300 BC through Arakan kings. Not comprehensive in listings, but enlarged photos, transliterations & translations of legends, etc. assure its continued usefulness where Goron (Bengal Sultans) & Robinson (Arakan) provide more complete listings.  160p, 8.5x12, hc, 2000   L£60NOT IN STOCK
Mukherjee & Lee, P.Technology of Indian Coinage  Articles on minting in Early & Medieval India (Mukherjee) & modern times (P.K.D. Lee) with appendices on origins of Indian coinage, foreign influences & early metal sources. Decent plates.  88p+26pl, 7.5x9.5, hc, 198820.00
Mitchiner, MichaelNon-Islamic States & Western Colonies AD600-1979 (OC&V #3)   More than 4750 coins catalogued with photos: 1) India from the fall of the Guptas through rise of Islam, 2) Colonial & modern India & Ceylon, 3) Nepal, Assam, Tripura, Arakan, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Malay peninsula & Indonesia 600 AD to present, 4) (less useful) China, Japan, Annam & Korea from T'ang to present. Dynastic tables, historical background. Rendering in original script with translation for most coins. The India section alone is worth the price. Important listings of S.E. Asian odd & curious items. M#'s are widely used and this is still an important reference. Later works expand upon and reattribute certain series: Southern India Part 1 &2, Indian Tokens,Southeast Asia, Bangladesh.  640p, 8.5x12, 1979, List £125, Synopsis225.00
Mitra, AnupCoins of Ahom Kingdom   Political & numismatic history of pre- & Ahom Assam, plus catalog of Ahom coinage, approximately 525 listings. Not as comprehensive as Rhodes & Bose, but every legend is shown in transliterated native script.    122p+10pl, hc, 7.5x9.5", 2001NOT IN STOCK
Mukherjee, B.N.Kushana Silver Coinage  92p+9pl, hc, 198NOT IN STOCK
Rao, RamaVishnukundin Coins (APG)  Monograph on a hoard of the Lion/Vase type.  41p+6pl, sc, 19636.00
Rao, RamaSatavahana Coins (APG)  Discussion & catalog.  69p+20pl, sc, .1961   Cover or pages may be loose.12.50
Rao, RamaEastern Calukyan Coins (APG)  Monograph on a hoard of the Lion/Trident & Stand coinage  14p+6pl, sc, 1963   Cover or pages may be loose.5.00
Raven, EllenGupta Gold Coins with a Garuda-Banner    Important in-depth work on a portion of Gupta coinage. The many variants catalogued indicate multiple mints.   649p+44pl, 8x11", sc,1994, 2 vols.   Available from this European publisher.NOT IN STOCK
Rhodes, N. & Bose, S.K.The Coinage of Assam, Volume I, Pre-Ahom Period    Early Medieval coins of Assam, Samatata gold coinage and the victory coins of the Bengal Sultans relevant to Assam. Part II (Ahom period) offered below under Native States section.    134p+9pl+2cpl, hc, 2003, OP NOT IN STOCK
Roy, P. C.The Coinage of Northern India   A solid study and plate-catalogue of the 11-13th Cent. Rajputana B&H, Lakshmi & other coinages: Kalchuris, Chandllas, Paramaras, Chalukyas, Tomara, Parihara, Chahamana, Japapella, etc.; incl. some illos. not in Deyell.   207p+27pl, 5.5x8.5", hc, 1980&R   1st Ed:NOT IN STOCK
Smith, V. A.Coinage of Ancient India (Indian Mus. Calcutta Vol 1)   Covers virtually all Indian coins up to Moslem period. Well indexed, with catalog #'s. Still a widely used work on early India.   345p+31pl, 5.25x8.5", hc, 1906IndR1972   The only reprint is a badly printed and bound 1972 edition.[Est. Market Value: $35-40]NOT IN STOCK
Subrahmanyam, R.Yadava Coins (A.P. Mus.)  Punchmark-style gold "padmatanka" of various rulers.  22p+6pl, sc, 19653.50
ThirugnanasamKanchi Pallava Coins  Madras Museum & hoard specimens.  51p+6pl, 5.5x8, sc, 19894.00
Tye, RobertJitals    The "penny" of Afghanistan & India, issued by 20+ dynasties from ca. 750-1500 AD; the "bull & horseman" coins and their varied progeny Catalog (1,000 vars.) with coin descriptions, attributions, and lovely, numbered line illustrations interwoven with a footnoted, Illustrated narrative on political and numismatic history, with maps, charts, an attribution guide, listing of legends  183p, 8.5x12, hc,1995; available from the author, and a partial download here.
SOUTH INDIA - ALL PERIODS
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below) & Ancient - Medieval (above)
Bhandare, Shailendra & Stevens, PaulBombay Billys: The British Coinage for the Malabar Coast - A Reappraisal   (Supl. to ONS Newsl. 172)    Building on Pridmore's work, the authors reattribute the Rupees and 1/5 Rs (Billys) based on larger groups studied. 22p, 8x12", sc, 2004.00
Bopearachchi & WickkremesinheRuhuna: An Ancient Civilisation Re-visited Early indigenous and foreign coins, seals & other metal objects from Ruhunu Rata & other sites, mostly unpublished. Good catalog & drawings with fair photos.   145p+41pl+2cpl, 8x11.5, 1999   REVIEWNOT IN STOCK
Biddulph, C.H.Coins of the Cholas (NSINM#13)  Good coverage: History & catalog of 64 south India/Ceylon types of "Standing king" and bull types, c.800-1300 AD.   64p+5pl, 6x9.5", sc, 1968, OPNOT IN STOCK
Biddulph, C.H.Coins of the Pandyas (NSINM#11)  Origin, history, language of the Pandyas & catalogue of 127 types. First of the small "kasu" types.   71p+6pl, 6x9.5", sc, 1966, OP [Est. Market Value: $10)NOT IN STOCK
Chattopadhaya, Brajadulal Coins and Currency Systems in South India AD275-1300   Covering Chalyukyas & contemps, Cholas, Pandyas, Cheras, Hoysalas, Yadavas, Alupas, Kakatiyas, Telugu Cholas, etc. Includes catalog, but more informational.   352p+8pl,hc,1977NOT IN STOCK
Desikachari, Sir T.South Indian Coins  Andhras through early Colonial, more history than catalog.  209p+6pl, 1933R19919.50
Elliot, Sir W.Coins of Southern India  Classic reference in this area, though much important work has been done since..  151p+4pl, 8.5x11, hc, 1886IndR17.50
Elliot, Sir W.Coins of Southern India  Original 1886 version, oversize 10x13" with full-size plates. Tattered original soft covers rebound on card stock. Includes color map which my original hc does not have.65.00
Ganesh, K.Karnataka Coins   Replacing earlier works on Vijayanagar and Hoysalas, and covering Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas, Western Gangas, Kalachuris, Kadambas, Yadavas of Devagiri, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar, Bahmanis, Adil Shahis & Mysore kings. English language, 900 illos, good photo illustrations on coated stock. Available for $25 plus shipping from the author.    310p, 6"X8.5", sc, 2006NOT IN STOCK
Ganesh, K.The Coins of Tamilnadu   Cholas, Pandyas, Cheras, Nayakas, Marathas, Sivaganga, Setupatis, Arcot Nawabs, ±730 coins illustrated, 50% previously unpublished; English. Historical outlines by dynasty. No provenance. Some differences. in attribution. from Mitchiner.   236p, sc, 5.5x8.5", 2000NOT IN STOCK
Ganesh, K.Studies in Vijayanagr Coins   History & background and extensive catalog of Vijayanagar, feudatories, Madura Nayaks, Thanjavur and Gingee; bibliography. Supercedes The Coins of the Vijayanagar Empire" by Ganesh & Girijapathy.   220p, sc, 24x17c, 2009   Available: Kganesh@delta2sigma.comNOT IN STOCK
Herrli, HansGold Fannams 1336-2000  Catalogs hundreds of varieties by main types, assigning to issuers where known, and distinguishing (with disputed accuracy) among genuine, later circulating imitations, forgeries, and post-1950 fabrications which constitute most of the types offered on the market today. Each variety illustrated with a clear drawing; enlarged color plates. The first serious work on this difficult series. Detailed, critical review by S. Bhandare in JONS #187, Spring, 2006.   188p/pl, 8.5x12", hc, 2006 NOT IN STOCK
Krishnamurthy, R. & Wickramasinghe, SA Catalogue of The Sangam Age Pandaya and Chola Coins In the National Museum, Colombo, SriLanka   Background & catalog of 44 selected cast AE coins with goodcolor photos, line drawings, specs.     Review:    39p, 5.5x8.5", sc, 20056.50
Loventhal, Rev. E.The Coins of Tinnevelly  Karshapanas, tribal, Chola through small Kasu.  17p+4pl, sc, 5.5x8.5", 1888R1978   Photocopy reprint :.95
Mitchiner, Dr. M.The Coinage and History of Southern India Part 1: Karnataka-Andhara   More northerly states, 1225 listings incl. tiny AE Kasu & gold fannam types, much historical background. Vijayanagar, Nayakas, Mysore, etc. Values  280p, hc, 8.5x12", 1998,  L£60  Available from Charles Davis.NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, Dr. M.The Coinage and History of Southern India Part 2: Tamilnadu-Kerala   As above, southerly states, 1289 listings, Vijayanagar, Nayakas, Travancore, etc.  288p, 8.5x12", hc, 1998  L£60  Available from Charles Davis.NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Coin Circulation in Southernmost India    Catalog of 600 AE Kasu  273p, 8.5x11, hc, 1995, Out of Print and will not be reprinted. Hard to find. [Est. Market Value: $75]NOT IN STOCK
Murthy, A.V. NThe Coins of Karnataka   Not a catalog, but a good introduction to Hindu and Moslem coinages of South India, including Mysore, but weak on Kasu. Drawings in text.  250p, hc, 5.5x8.5, 197515.00
Murthy, A.V. N.Studies in South Indian Coins Vols. 1-6   Annual journal of S. Indian Numis. Society (1991-96?) with 16-20+ articles on ancient/medieval South Indian coins.       [Est. Market Value: $15 ea.]NOT IN STOCK
Narayana, N. S.Catalogue of Vijayanagar Coins in the Madras Govt. Museum   Backaground & museum-style catalogue of 645 AE and AV coins; poor plates.  62p+5pl, hc, 8.25x11.5", 19773.00
Prabhu, Govinda & Pai, N.The Alupas, Coinage and History    History and catalog of Karnatic dynasty 5th-15th C.; Catalog of 180 coins with color photos and enlarged drawings. Information on forgeries. A thorough and attractively presented work on this limited series of gold fannams and Pagodas.   200p+40cpl, hc, 7x9.5", 2006   Author's review.    Hardcover version (not available in India)30.00
Prabhu, GovindaThe Nolambas, Coinage and History   History of S. Indian dynasty (735-1052AD) and catalogue of 100 gold coins. Available from author for $30 postpaid: http://prabhu.50g.com/nolamba_book/nolamba_book.html   104?p+46cpl, hc, 2009PRICE
Prakash, VidyaCoinage of South India (An Introductory Survey)  Description, metrology and catalog of selected early coins: Pallavas, Pandyas, Cholas, Cheras.  103p+7pl, 6x9-.5, sc, 1968 loose covers3.00
Ramesan, N.A Catalogue of Vijayanagar Coins (APG Mus.)  History, detailed discussion & catalog of 2134 specimens of gold, some copper, with enlarged rubbings & photos. Best work on subject prior to Ganesh, now hard to find.  163p+21pl, 9x11", sc, 1962;   Brief review in J. ONS #202, 2010NOT IN STOCK
Rao, RamaSelect Gold & Silver Coins (APG)   Brief monograph on late South Indian gold and silver punchmarked coins.  14p+4pl, sc, 19632.50
Sarasan, BeenaCoins of the Venad Cheras   Earliest silver through "Rajaraja" coppers,later kasu and gold fannams, well catalogued with clear, enlarged photos; 150 types shown   94p, sc, 5.5x8", 200013.50
Seetharaman, et al(Tamil Booklets)   Set of 3 booklets in Tamil discussing & illustrating rare or recently discovered items, mainly AE Kasu, with partial description by B. Mears. 3v., 133p, sc, 5.5x8", 2002?15.00
Sharma, I.K.Coinage of Satavahana Empire   A thorough review of Satavhana coinage and history, not a catalog as-such  317p+20pl, 7.5x10, hc, 198012.00
Sirisena, O.M.R.Medieval Gold coins of Sri Lanka (700-1100)   History & detailed catalog of 91 pre-Chola Kahavanu and fractionals c. 700-1000 AD shown in color plates; edition of 500 copies. REVIEW   35p+11cpl,8.5x8.5", sc, 2002NOT IN STOCK
SULTANATES
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below)
Goron, Stan & Goenka, J.P.Coins of the Indian Sultanates   Catalog of 3000+ types, most with translations & transliterations, cat #, photo, rarity estimate; bibliography, ruler index, mint index. This is a work of high scholarship well beyond previous standard works.   564p, hc, 9x11.5", 2001  List Rs3000, Brief SynopsisNOT IN STOCK
Bhattasali, N.K. Coins & Chronology of the Early Independent Sultans of Bengal   Detailed discussion of coins in 1338-1441 period focusing on an important hoard.   184p+10pl, hc, 1922R1977, OP15.00
Coin Study Circle Bibliography of the Coins of the Sultans of Bengal, plus Mints & Coin Dates of the S of B (2 titles)  Short but useful handbooks.  Set:4.50
Deyell, J.Living Without Silver  Scholarly study of Afghan - North Indian coinage c. 750-1250 AD especially Bull & Horseman series, with catalog.  388p+36pl, hc, 6x9",1990.  [1999 sc Repr $5; hc $40]NOT IN STOCK
Deyell, JohnThe Trade Coinage of Chittagong Region in the Mid-Sixteenth Century   (Offprint: p207-235 J.As.Soc.Bangladesh, V40#2,12/95); Catalog & discussion of 17 crude types imitating Delhi, Bengal & Mughal Tankas issued1538-74 prior to the trilingual Arakan series. 4 plates.NOT IN STOCK
Deyell, JohnShroff Marks on Bengal Sultans Tankas   An online article.
Gupta, P.L. & Khan, Md. A.W.Copper Coins of Barid Shahi of Bidar & Nizam Shahi of Agmadnagar  Historical background & catalog with multiple specimens, useful supplement to Goron.   59p, sc. 1982 [Est. Market Value: $5]NOT IN STOCK
Hull, DonaldCollector's Guide to Muhammedan Coins of India 1200-1860AD  Comprehensive type catalog of Mughals and Sultanates derived from museum catalog listings. Bound photocopy (250 produced) with hand-written text, photos, transliteration and translation of legends; price suplement. Sultanates section is superceded by Goron/Goenka, though Mughal section is still useful for the moment.  789p, 8.5x11, 1972  [Est. Market Value: $200+]NOT IN STOCK
Hussain, Syed EjazThe Bengal Sultanate : Politics, Economy and Coins (AD 1205-1576)   Political & economic history making use of numismatic evidence; listing of mint towns with coin dates & 32 plates of coins.   403p +32pl, hc, 2003NOT IN STOCK
Khan, Mohd. A.W.Bahmani Coins in the APG Museun(APG#7)  In-depth, ink rubbings  208p+36pl, 1964 Series poorly bound; loose covers, flaking spine, etc.14.50
Khan, Mohd. A.W.Copper Coins of Adil Shahi Dynasty of Bijapur   40p, sc, 1980 Series poorly bound; loose covers, flaking spine, etc.3.75
Khan, Mohd. A.W.Gold and Silver Coins of the Sultans of Delhi (APG#)  82p+20pl, sc, 1974 Series poorly bound; loose covers, flaking spine, etc.6.50
Khan, Mohd. A.W.Qutub Shahi Coins (APG#)  59p+14pl,1961 Series poorly bound; loose covers, flaking spine, etc.10.00
Mitchiner, Dr. M.World of Islam (OC&V #1)  In-depth survey (4011 listings) of Islamic coins from Spain through India to Indonesia with weights, transcription and translation of legends, a widely-used numbering system, convenient side-by-side catalogue and plates, values. Historical background and useful dynastic lists for each series. Extensive mint listing. Contents in English & Arabic. For India it is useful, but not a primary reference. A later Index to this work was created by H. Edmund Hohertz (Supplement to O.N.S. Newsletter 155, March, 1998).   503p, 8.5x12, 1977R1998, List £125, Synopsis   Available at $225 from Charles Davis.
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Coinage and History of Bangladesh and Later Arakan  Numismatic & political history of Bangladesh with catalog of 420 coins, ca. 300 BC through Arakan kings. Not comprehensive in listings, but enlarged photos, transliterations & translations of legends, etc. assure its continued usefulness where Goron (Bengal Sultans) & Robinson (Arakan) provide more complete listings.  160p, 8.5x12, hc, 2000   L£60110.00
Moin, DanishCoins of the Delhi Sultanates  Brief, illustrated dynasty-by-dynasty history of the series with appendices on mints and types by ruler. Not a catalog. 54p, 7x9", sc, 199910.00
Murthy, A.V. NThe Coins of Karnataka   Not a catalog, but a good introduction to Hindu and Moslem coinages of South India, including Mysore, but weak on Kasu. Drawings in text.  250p, hc, 5.5x8.5, 1975   (Water-stained & warped $4); Unused, yellowed:15.00
Rajgor, DilipStandard Catalogue of Sultanate Coins of India  Pioneering work on Delhi, Bengal & others, now superceded by Goron & Goenka.  1991  [Est. Market Value: $25]NOT IN STOCK
Reddy, D. R.& Reddy, S. R.Silver Coins of the Bahmanis   Illustrated catalog of known types.   9p, sc, 5.5x8.5, 19831.50
Reddy, D. R.& Reddy, S. R.Copper Coins of the Bahmanis   Illustrated catalog of known types. Transcribed legends & ink rubbings aid clarity.   82p, sc, 5.5x8.5, 1983NOT IN STOCK
Rodgers, Chas. J.Miscellaneous Mohmmedan (Part II, Panjab Museum Cat.)   Catalogues Sultanate coins, plus some Sikh, Durrani, Qajar, Chaghatai, Shaybanid, Golden Horde, & State. Mint & Ruler indexes. No illustrations.  227p, 6.5x10", hc, 1894R198520.00
Schwarz, FlorianSylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tübingen V. 14d: Ghazna / Kabul  Background, catalog & excellent plates of the Album collection plus additions. Covers Bamyan, Panghir,Kandahar, Khwarezm, Ghazni, Farawan, Firuzkah,Kabul,Andaraba & thus of interest to India collectors.   62p+39pl., 11x15", sc, 1995NOT IN STOCK
Singhal, C.R. The Sultans of Gujarat (P.O.W. Mus., Bombay)  Standard, in-depth catalog, now superceded by Goron & Goenka. Original 1936 edition  154p+11pl, hc, 193619.50
Thomas, EdwardThe Chronicles of the Pathan Kings of Delhi  Political and numismatic history with many woodcut illos and plates, but not strictly a catalog.  (Original with loose front cover, etc., needs rebinding, slight water staining on plates $100)   450p, hc, 1871RInd196719.50
Tye, RobertJitals    The "penny" of Afghanistan & India, issued by 20+ dynasties from ca. 750-1500 AD; the "bull & horseman" coins and their varied progeny Catalog (1,000 vars.) with coin descriptions, attributions, and lovely, numbered line illustrations interwoven with a footnoted, Illustrated narrative on political and numismatic history, with maps, charts, an attribution guide, listing of legends  183p, 8.5x12, hc,1995; available from the author, and a partial download here.
Wright, H.N.Coinage & Metrology of the Sultans of Delhi  Best pre-Goron work, 1483 pieces catalogued.  452p+24pl, hc, 1936IndR1974  NOT IN STOCK
Wright, H.N.Coins of the Sultans of Delhi & Contemporary Dynasties (IMC #2)   Prior to Goron-Goenka this was still a standard work, especially for the non-Delhi Sultanates.   280p+24pl, 1907R1972, Indian reprint with fair plates.20.00
MUGHAL
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below).   Best Krause & Mishler SCWC editions for India: 19th Cent. 3rd; 18th Cent. 2nd & 4th; 17th Cent. 2nd (& 4th?) Other editions are hard to use.
Brown, C.J.Coins of the Mughal Emps. in the Prov. Mus. Lucknow   This is a series still lacking in a comprehensive specialized reference, so to supplement the sketchy coverage in KM, 4-5 different Museum catalogs are required. This is said to be the best among them. Good quality Indian reprint with added price guide by R.C. Senior, now nearly OP 575p+22pl, hc 1920R1985 (V.1/2 together)    Vol 1 (General info & Plates) can be downloaded HERE.NOT IN STOCK
Hodivala, S.H.Historical Studies in Mughal Numismatics    Collection of 25 scholarly articles on all aspects, particularly earlier rulers.  376p, hc,1923R1976. Spine repair.35.00
Hull, DonaldCollector's Guide to Muhammedan Coins of India 1200-1860AD  Comprehensive type catalog of Mughals and Sultanates derived from museum catalog listings. Bound photocopy (250 produced) with hand-written text, photos, transliteration and translation of legends; price suplement. Sultanates section is superceded by Goron/Goenka, though Mughal section is still useful for the moment.  789p, 8.5x11, 1972  [Est. Market Value: $200+]NOT IN STOCK
Hussain, M.KCoins of the Later Mughal Emperors, Central Museum, Nagpur (Part II)   Azam Shah to Bahadur Shah II; Along with Part I (Rode, V.P.) this is one of five significant museum catalogs on the series.   .329p+25pl,1973 [Est. Market Value: $25]NOT IN STOCK
Krause, C & Mishler, C.Standard Catalog of World Coins   This series of by-century volumes is currently the best reference for Mughal. It is an expensive series if you are looking only for India listings, but cheaper outdated editions are generally adequate for Mughal listings. The pre-1600 coinage of Akbar is convered only in Bruce, Deyell, Rhodes & Spengler's 1981 Standard Guide to South Asian Coins and Paper since 1556, now somewhat out of date, and out of print. For later Akbar through Aurangzeb see SCWC 17th Century, 1st - current 3rd Eds. with photo, extensive date listings, and a clear format. The last dates of regular Aurangzeb types nearly through the end of the series are in SCWC 18th Century, but the listings in the current 3rd Ed. are nearly unusable, so earlier Eds. are preferred. For the last issues of Shah Alam II, the few Delhi issues of later rulers, and the many transitional coinages listed under Princely States, see SCWC 19th Century, current 4th or earlier editions.
Lane-Poole, S.Coins of the Mughal Emperors of Hindustan in the BM  One of more useful of the museum catalogs. 1892IndR  [Est. Market Value: $22]    Downloadable from google books.NOT IN STOCK
Liddle, AndrewCoinage of Akbar: The Connoisseur's Choice   Non-comprehensive type & mint catalog (42 AV; 77 AR; 67 AE) with known dates, all with written descriptions and illustrated in color plates (AE only fair). Chapters or appendices on mints, mint epithets, phrases, couplets in Arabic transliterated and translated, symbols & ornaments, dates, political history, rarity guide, numerous maps. Detailed review   89p+34cpl, 8.5x11.5, hc, 2005;   The author has produced similar works on Jahangir (2013) and Shah Jahan (2017). The publisher does not take orders from outside India.NOT IN STOCK
Mallick, B.S.Money Banking and Trade in Mughal India   Deals with Gujarat & Bengal: Currencies & exchange values, mints, trade routes, taxation, English trade & indigenous practices. Maps, appendices.   198p, 5.5x9", hc, 199115.00
Mitchiner, Dr. M.World of Islam (OC&V #1)  In-depth survey (4011 listings) of Islamic coins from Spain through India to Indonesia with weights, transcription and translation of legends, a widely-used numbering system, convenient side-by-side catalogue and plates, values. Historical background and useful dynastic lists for each series. Extensive mint listing. Contents in English & Arabic. For India it is useful, but not a primary reference. A later Index to this work was created by H. Edmund Hohertz (Supplement to O.N.S. Newsletter 155, March, 1998).   503p, 8.5x12, 1977R1998, List £125, Synopsis   Available at $225 from Charles Davis.
Parikh, PravinAkbar and His Coins  Brief treatment of history & coinage, 94 coins plated.   12p+6pl, sc, 6.5x9.5", ca.1980NOT IN STOCK
Rahman, Aman UrZahir Uddin Muhammad Babur. A Numismatic Study   Historical and numismatic background of this Central Asian series which preceded Akbar's more Indianised issues. Catalog employs multiple, beautifully color-photographed specimens and computer enhancements to clearly illustrate types for the first time. Includes Agra AE, countermarks, forgeries.   103p+37cpl,8.5x12, hc, 2005, Reviewed in ONS Newsletter #184.60.00
Rajgor, DilipCollectors Guide to Mughal Coins   Illustrated handbook showing the standard arrangments by type for each Emperor plus lists of couplets, mint names, etc.    48p, sc, 5.5x8.5", 2002, OP?NOT IN STOCK
Richards, J.F., Ed.The Imperial Monetary System of Mughal India  Seven substantial papers, including Deyell, Marie Martin, Irfan Habib, Om Prakash. Monetary history, not numismatics.   382p, hc, 6x8.75", 1987 (sc exists) [Est. Market Value: $20]NOT IN STOCK
Richards,J. F., Ed.Precious Metals in the LaterMedieval & Early Modern Worlds  Sixteen scholarly papers on the monetary linkages between major world regions in the period 1200 to 1800 AD presented at a symposium on Mughal numismatics, hence focus on Asia.    500p, hc, 6.25x9.25, 1983, OP & Rare125.00
Rode, V.P. Coins of the Mughal Emperors, Central Museum, Nagpur (Part I)    Babar to Aurangzeb Alamgir   Along with Part II (Hussain, M,K.) this is one of five significant museum catalogs on the series.   360p+24pl,1969,hc, OP [Est. Market Value: $75+]NOT IN STOCK
Rodgers, Chas. J.Catalogue of the Coins in the Government Museum, Lahore, Vol.1: Mughal  Catalogs 1559 Mughal and 257 Suri coins, primarily silver & copper. Cross-index by mint. No illustrations.   292p, 6.5x10", hc, 1891R1972 20.00
Singhal, C.R. Mint Towns of the Mughal Emperors of India (NSI#4), 19533.25
Thakur, Ashok SinghCoins of Jahangir   Mini-"coffee table" book with historical and numismatic background, and lovely color photos. Basic info on couplets, mints, etc. but not a detailed catalog.   32p, sc, 5.5x8.5", 20068.50
Whitehead, R.B.Catalogue of Coins in the Punjab Museum, Lahore, Vol 2: Mughal  3277 Mughal AE,AR,AV  556p+21pl,1934PakR1977   Mediocre-quality reprint, mould spotting on cover.   Supposedly can be downloaded HERE, if you can figure out how to do it.15.00
Wright, H.N.Coins of the Mughal Emperors of India (IMC #3)  One of the more useful Museum catalogs on Mughal.  360p+22pl, 1907IndR1972  There are more recent poor quality reprints on the market.   A reportedly poor-quality copy can be downloaded HERE and also HERENOT IN STOCK
STATES & KINGDOMS
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below) and South India (above).   Best Krause & Mishler SCWC editions for India: 19th Cent. 3rd; 18th Cent. 2nd; 17th Cent. 2nd. Later editions are hard to use.
Cuhaj, Maru & MichaelSouth Asian Coins and Paper Money: Indian Edition     Indian coinage from 1556 to present, including all Mughal rulers, native States and Kingdoms, British & other colonial series, Republic, and all banknotes of the period, representing a fairly comprehensive overhaul of these sections from the century editions of SCWC. There are more detailed works on some of the State series, but this is by far the best Mughal listing. Printed in India, but quality no worse than regular SCWC catalogs.    I544p, hc, 8.5x11", 2013, List $60 NOT IN STOCK
Bruce, Deyell, Rhodes & Spengler Standard Guide to South Asian Coins and Paper since 1556 AD (Krause India)     India & subcontinent listings under one cover, including regular banknotes, coupons, Hundees, bonds, traveller's cheques, share certificates, etc. User-friendly pre-2002 KM format. The updated 2013 version (above) is more complete and up to date in pricing, but does not include other subcontinent nations (which are found updated in regular KM catalogs anyway) nor oddball paper series such as Share certificates, Hundees, Cheques, etc.    609p, hc, 8.5x11", 1981   (Contributor Peter Woods' personal copy with clipping and letter of transmittal of contributor data included. Cover scuffing & yellow spots on end-pages $40)    Nice used copy: 19.50
Bawa,L.C. & Gupta, S.C.Coins of Indian States Part - A   Catalog of Indian State coinages A through Jaora, with color photos and pricing in 3 grades. Appears to include most KM listings, and a few new. Produced for the India market. A very useful backup for KM, often with superior photos (color on coated paper) and Rs. valuations. Excludes Assam. A critical review by Shailen Bhandare is in JONS #188 (Summer, 2006)   243p, hc, 11hx9", 2005NOT IN STOCK
Allan, JohnCatalogue of Coins in Indian Museum Calcutta: IV: Native States   Historical info., articles & tables on mint names, ornaments, denominations, inscriptions, explanation of symbols, and sometimes transliterated script, all features going beyond KM's coverage. Catalog portion far from comprrehensive, of course.    India reprint: Plates not great, but usable.   390p+26pl, 1928(R)1976 OP35.00
Bartonitschek, NorbertDas Geld von Kutch   Catalog includes every type and variety with translated legends, specs, dates, error dates, cross-ref to Bright & KM and excellent ink rubbings, superior to photos for clarity. Short photo catalog for paper, coupons & stamps. Ruler-by ruler history of Kutch & extensive numismatic essay with in-depth features on design elements & weights. German text. Price supplement shows "trends" 1980-95 plus KM prices.    122p, 8.5x12", hc, 1995, OP Available from Steve Album NOT IN STOCK
Bhatt, S.K., Sethi, P.K. & Holkar, R.A Study of the Holkar State Coinage   Extensive political and numismatic history, plus museum-style catalog of this complex series, with decent plates. note "BHS" numbers used in KM. Standard work.   248p+22pl, hc, 6.5x10", 197617.50
Bhatt, S.K.Ratlam State Coinage  Includes an extensive listing of "Raiz" coppr coinage.    44p+9pl, 6.5x9.5, sc, 1980NOT IN STOCK
BhattacharyyaAspect of Cultural History of Sikkim in Coinage  Background on the single coin type issued by this semi-Indpendent state.  97p+14pl, 5.5x9", hc, 19846.50
Bose, S. K.Coins and Tokens of Assam   A predecessor of the 2004 Rhodes & Bose work, now useful primarily for an extensive, though not well-illustrated, catalog of Tea tokens.   112p+17pl, sc, 6x9", 1999, OP21.50
Botham, A.W.Catalogue of the Provincial Coin Cabinet Assam  Ahom, Koch, & minor states.  589p+8pl, 6x9, hc1930IndR   (mediocre photocopy in binder $4)28.50
Bright, Richard K.The Coinage of Kutch    Pioneering history and type / variety catalog with photos & date listings in text. Bartonitschek is more comprehensive.   71p, sc, 5.5x8.5", 19755.00
Calcutta Coin Soc.An Exhibition of Indian Coins    Covers Assam, Tripura & Cooch Bihar, illustrating rare specimens. Legends transliterated.  26p+4pl, 1974 Photocopy:1.50
Choudhury, R.D.A Sourcebook of Numismatic Studies in North East India V1, V2   Each vol reprints 24-33 articles on Assam region numismatics (mostly modern)   207p+16pl, 152p+12pl, 6.5x10, hc, 1986,87.  Each:10.00
Clark, William L.The Modern Coinage of Kutch    First publication on Kutch coinage, covers 1860-1948 basic types with good photos, but no varieties or patterns.  20p, 5.5x8.5", sc, 1952    some ink markingsNOT IN STOCK
Dayal, PrayagCatalogue of the Coins of the Kings of Oudh  Museum catalog of 408 specimens. Useful for illustrations.  90p+8pl, 1939R199NOT IN STOCK
Henderson, J. R.The Coins of Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan   Museum-style catalog with numismatic history, fairly comprehensive, decent p[lates even in reprint.   123p+9pl, 1921IndR1987   (Original 1921 edition with lovely plates. Some yellowing & shows moderate use. $75) Reprint:9.00
Herrli, HansCoins of the Sikhs, 2nd Ed.   A comprehensive catalog of Sikh coinage with background drawn from a thorough survey of the literature; scholarly yet very collector-friendly. The type/date catalogue, drawn from public and private collections, is organized by mint and includes transcriped, transliterated & translated legends, excellent enhanced rubbings as illustrations (no photos), tables of "secret marks," but a cumbersome numbering system. Many corrections and additional types since 1st ed, plus an Errata.    313p, hc, 8.5x11", 200429.50
Herrli, HansCoins of the Sikhs    A comprehensive catalog of Sikh coinage with background drawn from a thorough survey of the literature.  262p, 8.5xll". hc, 1993   Note: A revised 2004 edition exists. 13.50
Khera, Paramdip K.Catalogue of Sikh Coins in the Britsh Museum   Background of coinage and catalog by mint of 546 specimens. Extensive numismatic and historical background make this a good introductory work, and the color photos of each coin (some overexposed) create a great visual supplement to Herrli. Not a type catalog. No medals or Cis-sutlej states.    87p, sc, 8.25x11.75", 2011NOT IN STOCK
Kulkarni, P. P.Coinage of the Bhonsla Rajas of Nagpur  Standard work on this 1699-1853 Sultanate.  261p, 199017.50
Lingen, & WigginsCoins of the Sindhias  Gwalior & dependencies, standard in-depth history and catalog. Uses sharp ink rubbings, much clearer than photos would be.  108p, 8.5x12, sc, 1978  32.50
Lingen, JanMarwar Jodhpur State History and Coinage   Political & numismatic history, catalog with color photos and line drawings.   208p, hc, 2012 [$50]NOT IN STOCK
Maheshwari & WigginsMaratha Mints & Coinage  History and mint-oriented catalogue of this complex series; genaeologies, lists of legends & symbols, etc. Standard.  224p, hc, 1989NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, MichaelNon-Islamic States & Western Colonies AD600-1979 (OC&V #3)   More than 4750 coins catalogued with photos: 1) India from the fall of the Guptas through rise of Islam, 2) Colonial & modern India & Ceylon, 3) Nepal, Assam, Tripura, Arakan, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Malay peninsula & Indonesia 600 AD to present, 4) (less useful) China, Japan, Annam & Korea from T'ang to present. Dynastic tables, historical background. Rendering in original script with translation for most coins. The India section alone is worth the price. Important listings of S.E. Asian odd & curious items. M#'s are widely used and this is still an important reference. Later works expand upon and reattribute certain series: Southern India Part 1 &2, Indian Tokens,Southeast Asia, Bangladesh.  640p, 8.5x12, 1979, List £125, Synopsis225.00
Mitchiner, Dr. M.World of Islam (OC&V #1)  In-depth survey (4011 listings) of Islamic coins from Spain through India to Indonesia with weights, transcription and translation of legends, a widely-used numbering system, convenient side-by-side catalogue and plates, values. Historical background and useful dynastic lists for each series. Extensive mint listing. Contents in English & Arabic. An important work for India, but not a primary reference for the States/ Colonial period. A later Index to this work was created by H. Edmund Hohertz (Supplement to O.N.S. Newsletter 155, March, 1998).   503p, 8.5x12, 1977R1998, List £125, Synopsis   Available at $225 from Charles Davis.
Mitra, AnupCoins of Ahom Kingdom  &nb.sp;Political & numismatic history of pre- & Ahom Assam, plus catalog of Ahom coinage, approx. 525 listings showing script as it appears on the coin to distinguish legend varieties. Plates fair, but good enough.   122p+10pl, hc, 7.5x9.5, 2001NOT IN STOCK
Moin, DanishCoinage of Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan: A Typological Study   Background, with some interesting new attributions of early type. Good catalog and plates, but does not show examples for each mint.   56p+3pl, 9.5x7, sc, 200313.50
Nene, Ganesh J.Maratha Coins of Pune Region   Introduction & catalog (92 types) of Peshwas of Pune and Maratha rulers who coined there.   32p, 5.5x8.5, sc, 2004, OPNOT IN STOCK
Raymond, WayteEast India Co. / British India / Native Indian States   Specialized catalog from pre-Yeoman days with photo illustrations & market values. A piece of nostalgia.   24p, 6x9", sc, 19552.50
Rhodes, N. & Bose, S.K.The Coinage of Assam, Volume II, Ahom Period   Standard work for series. Historical & numismatic background plus excellent catalog of Ahom Kingdom (1648-1824) coins showing virtually every die variety, all illustrated with good plates. As many contemporary as well as modern forgeries exist, this comprehensive catalog serves as a definitive authentiction tool. Appendices on die study, forgeries, inscriptions & dating. Rarity scale.   139p+36pl hc, 7.5x10", 2004, OP   See Vol. I (Pre-Ahom) under Medieval section above.27.50
Rhodes, N. & Bose, S.K.The Coinage of Cooch Behar   Political & numismatic history; relationship with Bhutan coinage; detailed & well-illustrated catalog of 80 types with clear line drwings and photo plates.    111p+19pl, 5.5x8.5", hc, 1999, OP NOT IN STOCK
Rhodes, N. & Bose, S.K.The Coinage of Tripura   New standard work on this Assamese state with catalog of 306 types, all illustrated. Sections on coinage, history, forgeries, orders, decorations, medals, seals, ramatanka and hoards. Rarity ratings. Well printed on glossy stock; good plates.    124p+17pl+1cpl, 7.5x10", 20022.50
Rhodes, N. & Bose, S.K.A History of the Dimasa Kacharis As seen through their Coinage   Extensive political and numismatic history of this 1502-1819 Assamese dynasty, known for its rare, broad-flan Rupees. . Catalog of about 200 coins of 59 major types, plus section on 1960s forgeries. Limited printing, 500 copies.   108p+8pl, hc, 2010;23.50
Rhodes, N. & Bose, S.K.The Coinage of Jaintiapur   Political, economic, numismatic history with well-illustrated catalog of nearly 100 varieties. Limited printing   128p+12pl, 7.25x9.5", hc, 2010, 23.50
Rhodes, N. & Bose, S.K.The Coinage of Manipur   Comprehensive political, economic, numismatic history. Catalog of 43 types of the scarce "square" 1709-1834 coinage but only 9 types of the common round uniface sels most familiar to collectors; adequate plates. History and illustrated plates of 17 Sikkim varieties, but no actual catalog and plates too poor to explain variations. Chapters on forgereies, minting techniques. Limited printing. Final volume in Rhodes/Bose series on N.E. India.    90p+6pl, 7.25x9.5", hc, 2012, 33.50
Schwan, Fred & Boling, JosephWorld War II Remembered   Brief histories of the WWII period and its effect on numismatic items for over 100 countries, with a meticulous catalog of coins, emergency & P.O.W. money, tokens, medals, decorations, banknotes, scrip, etc. Many items are not found in conventional references. India listings cover 17 dnse pages: P.O.W. scrip, bonds, Azad Hind medals and stamps, and an excellent 8pp. catalog of States issues including cardboard coupons, medals, military decorations.   864p, 8.5x11", hc, 1995NOT IN STOCK
Shah, RohitPrice Guide to Coins of Kutch State   Good photos by type & variety, prices in Indian Rs for each date.  91p, 5.5x8", sc, 1999 [Est. Market Value: $15]NOT IN STOCK
Sharma, R. M.Coinage of Tripura  History & coinage (catalogued) of Manikya Kings, ca. 1400-1947  44p+2pl, 6.5x9.5, sc, 19801.85
Singh, SurinderSikh Coinage - Symbol of Sikh Sovereignty   Political, cultural, religious aspects of the coinage with critique of erlier literature; coins and tokens pictured as they support text, but not a catalog. See Revierw.   283p+12pl, 7.5x10", hc, 2003NOT IN STOCK
Taylor, Geo. P.The Coins of Tipu Sultan   Far from complete history & catalogue, but even in the reprint, nice plates.  32p+2pl, 6x9.5, hc, 1913IndR1989 6.50
Valentine, W. H.The Copper Coins of India (Vols. 1-2)   Good reference on North Indian copper of Native State & EICo period. Excellent line drawings. Legends transliterated. Even with KM and Mitchiner this is still useful and V#'s sometimes referenced.   266p&pl, 2v, hc, 1914   (Poor-quaity India reprints of 1994 & 2002 can be found for under $3; 1971 London reprint $20)   1st Ed.:45.00
Webb, W. W.Currency of the Hindu States of Rajputana   Account of 21 north-central Indian states, their coinage & mints with decent type catalog, written while the native mints were still operating. Excellent woodcut illos, showing full dies for many with translation of legends.  156p+12pl, hc, 1893IndR1972NOT IN STOCK
Whitehead, R. B.Catalogue of Coins in the Punjab Museum, Lahore, Vol 3: Nadir Shah and the Durrani Dynasty   Much numismatic and historical information plus catalog of 1327 AE,AR,AV coins of this Afghan dynasty which ravaged N.W. India in the 18-19th Century; standard work on series  196p+14pl, 1934PakR1977  Mediocre reprint, poor plate quality, mould spotting on cover.18.50
COLONIAL & REPUBLIC
SEE ALSO: Collections of Articles (below)
Bawa,L.C. & Gupta, S.C.Elementary Numismatic Studies, Coins of India from 1835-2002   Beginner reference for India market; type catalog with color photos, prices in Rs. Shows all mint/proof sets.   123p, hc, 9x11.5", 2002NOT IN STOCK
Bhandare, Shailendra & Stevens, PaulBombay Billys: The British Coinage for the Malabar Coast - A Reappraisal   (Supl. to ONS Newsl. 172)    Building on Pridmore's work, the authors reattribute the Rupees and 1/5 Rs (Billys) based on larger groups studied. 22p, 8x12", sc, 2004.00
Falcke, George & Clarke, Robert L.India's 1862 Rupees   Reasoned analysis of this complex series which led to the current year and mint assignments in KM. More detailed photos than KM.   34p, 6x9, sc, 1971 [Est. Market Value: $5]NOT IN STOCK
Glendining & BaldwinPridmore Collection of the Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations: Part II Asian Territories, India, Australia   British India to 1835, Ceylon, Penang, Singapore, Straits, Malaya, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Hong Kong, BTD's, tokens. With PR. Plates only fair. 10/81, 102p+25pl, 822 lotsNOT IN STOCK
Glendining & BaldwinPridmore Collection of the Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations: Part III The U.niform Coinage of India   Includes many proofs & tokens but mostly bulk-lotted. New Zealand tokens. Plates only fair.10/83, 51p+9pl, 315 lotsNOT IN STOCK
Gomes, AlbertoMoedas Portuguesas   Catalog with valuatiions and good photos of nearly every type, including India and other colonial series. More and better photos than KM.   521p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 1988. Later editions likely exist.NOT IN STOCK
Gray, John F.Tranquebar: A Guide to the Coinage of Danish India   History of Tranquebar & its coinage. Catalog with detailed descriptions. Market values. Though the Jensen works are a bit more up to date, this is still the most referenced catalog.   85p+12pl, hc, 6.25x9.25", 1975, OP  Used, signed copy, or near-new (small tears & yellowing on dj)35.00
Jensen, U.B.Danish East India: Trade Coins and the Coins of Tranquebar 1620- 1845   A much more extensive coinage history than found in his regular catalogs. Includes a catalog, but not as convenient as those in his Trankebarmønter editions, and without valuations. As with Gray, this edition gives the meanings of the symbols on the led Kas. English.  48p, sc, 1997 [Est. Market Value: $25]NOT IN STOCK
Jensen,. U.B.Trankebarmønter 1620-1845  Comprehensive catalog with #'s, good drawings, prices 3 grades. Brief Danish/English text, X-ref to Gray & FR #'s, bibliography.   47p, 6x8", sc, 197810.00
Jensen,. U.B.Trankebarmønter 1620-1845, 2nd Ed.  Expanded text, revised prices & a few new varieties, otherwise a step down from the 1978 edition, with fewer illos, no appendices, Danish text.  2nd, 28p, 6x8", 199110.00
Mukherjee, DollyCoins of Republic of India  Useful background history and stats.  17p+6pl, 7x10, sc, 19851.85
Pridmore, FredCoins of the British Com. of Nations Part IV, V.1 INDIA East India Co. 1642-1835   Detailed numismatic history and catalog of the complex Presidency series. Pridmore's works set the standard for scholarship on colonial Asian series. Most European sellers use P#'s rather than KM#'s for this series.    275p, 7.5x10", hc, 1975, OP   Used, no dj, worn edges & spine, some interior pencil notations:NOT IN STOCK
Pridmore, FredCoins of the British Com. of Nations Part IV, V.2 Portrait series 1835-1958   Detailed numismatic history and catalog of the later series. Far more informative than KM.    253p, 7.5x10", hc, 1980, OP [Est. Market Value: $150+]NOT IN STOCK
Scholten, CThe Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories 1601- 1948   Long-time standard monetary history and catalog for Dutch colonies in the East Indies, India, Ceylon, Caribbean, etc. Includes plantation & other tokens. Meticulously researched and clearly presented. English edition of 1953 original.    176p+20pl, softcover, R1981 45.00
Schulman, JacquesCollection of H. T. Grogan   Reprint of 1914 sale of Asian Colonial series with good plates, 2280 lots. Long-time standard source reference for Colonial series, most useful for Portuguese Asia.   140p+18plNOT IN STOCK
Sharif, Dr. K.N.Catalogue and Pricelist of Indian Coinage 1862-1956  Prices by date & mint  36p, sc, 19811.50
Sharif, Dr. K.N.Hundred Years of Indian Coinage   Historical background, mint and variety details on British Indian & Republic coinage 1858-1957. Well produced & printed. Better enlarged photos help in attributing coins more than KM or Pridmore.  215p, hc, 1979, OP   [Est. Market Value: $75+]NOT IN STOCK
Spink & SonsThe Gold and Silver Coins of Goa   Reprint of a Spink/Glendining sale of 440 lots, prices realized, introduction by D. Fearon  21p+4pl, sc, 1975  some water damage5.00
Stevens, PaulThe Coins of the Bengal Presidency (The Coinage of the Hon. East India Company: Part I:)   Detailed discussion and catalog of coinage 1757-1835, updating Pridmore.   576p, hc, 2012.   Seems to be available only from publisher Baldwin's who want $41 postage outside Europe!INOT IN STOCK
Stevens, Paul & Weir, RandyThe Uniform Coinage of India 1835-1947 A major update of Pridmore IV/2, the portrait series of British India with more varieties (mainly proofs & OMS) and lovely enlarged color photos. Detail closeups help distinguish subtle varieties, and sort original from restrike proofs. Sure to be the standard for many years.   360p, hc, 7.5x10", 2012.NOT IN STOCK
Stevens, PaulCatalogue of the Coins of the Reformation of the Coinage of Madras Early in the Nineteenth Century   New analysis and detailed catalog of the 1807-12 Madras Pagoda & Rupee coinage, and copper subsidiaries. Supplement to ONS Newsletter #185 (2005), 44p.NOT IN STOCK
Thurston, EdgarHistory of the Coinage of the Territories of the East India Co. in the Indian Peninsula and Catalogue of the Coins in the Madras Museum  Drawn mainly from the records of the Madras Mint, a chronological history of coinage from all Presidencies, plus a catalog of Madras Museum holdings, some not in Pridmore. Fair drawing/litho plates.   123p+20pl, 1890 India Reprint, 19926.00
Vaz, J.FerraroIndo-Portuguese Money  Covers all Port. India coins and paper: historical information, prices, weights, fineness, etc. Bilingual. Coins illustrated with drawings; banknotes full size, both sides, in color.  606p+43color pl (of banknotes), 7x9.5", 1981NOT IN STOCK
BANKNOTES & EXONUMIA
SEE ALSO: Temple Tokens (below), and World Exonumia works which may include India. Thakkar website on Tokens & other exonumia.
BANKNOTES:   CHINA        EAST ASIA        ISLAM         EUROPE        WORLDWIDE
NOTE: Many coin references also include paper. I have noted this in the descriptions. See categories above.
Bhatt, S.K.Nishka - The Rig Vedic Money   Arguing that Nishka, small copper beads in the shape of tools, animals, flowers, etc. were money or barter (vs. adornment) in the Vedic age. Other scholars place them at c.200BC - 200AD, about 1000 years later and consider them primarily ornamental.   36p+20pl+8 cpl, sc, 1998 14.50
Bose, S. K.Coins and Tokens of Assam   A predecessor of the 2004 Rhodes & Bose work, now useful primarily for an extensive, though not well-illustrated, catalog of Tea tokens.   112p+17pl, sc, 6x9", 1999, OP21.50
Cuhaj, Maru & MichaelSouth Asian Coins and Paper Money: Indian Edition     Indian coinage from 1556 to present, including all Mughal rulers, native States and Kingdoms, British & other colonial series, Republic, and all banknotes of the period, representing a fairly comprehensive overhaul of these sections from the century editions of SCWC. There are more detailed works on some of the State series, but this is by far the best Mughal listing. Printed in India, but quality no worse than regular SCWC catalogs.    I544p, hc, 8.5x11", 2013, List $60 NOT IN STOCK
Bruce, Deyell, Rhodes & Spengler Standard Guide to South Asian Coins and Paper since 1556 AD (Krause India)     India & subcontinent listings under one cover, including regular banknotes, coupons, Hundees, bonds, traveller's cheques, share certificates, etc. User-friendly pre-2002 KM format. The updated 2013 version (above) is more complete and up to date in pricing, but does not include other subcontinent nations (which are found updated in regular KM catalogs anyway) nor oddball paper series such as Share certificates, Hundees, Cheques, etc.    609p, hc, 1981   (Contributor Peter Woods' personal copy with clipping and letter of transmittal of contributor data included. Cover scuffing & yellow spots on end-pages $40)    Nice used copy: 19.50
Jhunjhunwalla, KishoreThe Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money   Most notes in color, 2 sides, some reduced or enlarged, cardboard coupons included; values supplement planned. This is the catalog portion of a separate work by P.L. Gupta, Paper Money of India., REVIEWED here. 455p, hc, 2002 [Est. Market Value: $75]NOT IN STOCK
McClenaghan, TonyIndian Princely Medals   Catalog of 281 commemorative medals and military decorations for 46 states plus Sikhs, with b&w photo, cat no. & specs. Historical sketch for each state & medal plus introductory chapter. 5 color plates of medals & 7 for bars.   282p+12cpl, 8.5x11, hc, 1996, OPNOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Indian Medals, Tokens, Pictorial Plaques and Pendants ca. 1800 - 2010      MASSIVE book in usual Mitchiner format with photo, cat #, extensive description and background information for: Ramatankas (focus on classic silver, not later brass); Jewelry copies of EICo coins & Venetian ducats; British, Princely state & other medals and awards; Tola (bullion bars & rounds); Rail, tea & coffee tokens; 1940s cash coupons; Canteen tokens; Independence, religious, and other private or commemorative medals; Plaques (thin metal unifaces with loops) - a huge section!, and even a survey chapter on Hundis. Indexed. Values for all items. Supercedes his 1998 work on the subject..  9440p, hc, 8.5x12", 2012. Available in Europe from Spink, in US from Charles Davis.NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Indian Tokens: Popular Religious & Secular Art      1080 pieces (mainly silver) catalogued & illustrated, the majority for the first time.  Mainly Temple Tokens, plus jeweler copies of EICo Murshidabad issues, imitation Venetian ducats, local bracteate temple tokens, Independence tokens, Diwali medals, festival, pilgrim and even Christian tokens, canteen tokens, and gold/silver bullion tokens.  240p, hc, 12.5x8.5, 1998  L£6065.00
Puddester, R.P.Medals of British India with Rarities and Valuations, V.1   1200 Commemorative and Historical medals1750-1947 (500 illustr.) General award medals: Viceroy, Govt., Durbar and Royal Visit, University, College & School Prize, Exhibitions, Associations & Societies; Parsis Medals. A greatly expanded version of the first half of his 1987 work British India Historical Medals.   562p, hc, 2002   Selected quotes from REVIEWS     [Est. Market Value: $75]NOT IN STOCK
Puddester, R.P.Medals of British India with Rarities and Valuations, V.2-4   V.2 Orders, Decorations, Military Campaign, Award & Prize medals; Police, Shooting & Tournament medals; Sporting, Temperance medals, Badges, etc. Publication 2004/05?   .V.3 Princely State Medals: Commemorative, Historical and Award Medalsincl. Princes, Govt., Universities, Societies and Exhibitions. Publication 2004/5?.   V.4 The Passes, Tickets, Checks and Tokens of the Raj. Including miscellaneous paranumismatica.    Planned but apparently never published.
Stone, A.G.Indian Campaigns 1778-1914   Listing of military & naval campaigns involving India, and medals awarded.   18p, sc,7x9, 197412.50
Thakkar, Parful K.Collector's Guide To Indian Canteen Tokens   Mint, Hotel, Railway, Bank, Club, Company, Military, Co-op, Factory tokens; 294 pcs catalogued, most with color photos. Nicely done.   88p, sc, 6x8.3", 2004 14.00
Yarwood, John F.Military Tokens of the British Commonwealth (3rd Ed.)   Latest and final edition with hundreds of listings, new numbers, good photos (some color!) and square-bind, plus detailed background information where known. Covering 17th Century to Iraq with focus on canteens, but club tokens, tool checks, even POGs as well. Includes 84 tokens for India.   CONTENTS   273p, 5.75x8.25", sc, 2011, List $50, but out of print and hard to find.85.00
TEMPLE TOKENS - RAMATANKA
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Indian Medals, Tokens, Pictorial Plaques and Pendants ca. 1800 - 2010      MASSIVE book in usual Mitchiner format with photo, cat #, extensive description and background information for: Ramatankas (focus on classic silver, not later brass); Jewelry copies of EICo coins & Venetian ducats; British, Princely state & other medals and awards; Tola (bullion bars & rounds); Rail, tea & coffee tokens; 1940s cash coupons; Canteen tokens; Independence, religious, and other private or commemorative medals; Plaques (thin metal unifaces with loops) - a huge section!, and even a survey chapter on Hundis. Indexed. Values for all items. Supercedes his 1998 work on the subject..  9440p, hc, 8.5x12", 2012NOT IN STOCK
Brotman, Irwin F.A Guide to the Temple Tokens of India   Good representation of types with enlarged photos.   208p, 5.5x8.5", hc/sc, 1970, OP [Est. Market Value: $75 / $50]NOT IN STOCK
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Ramatankas: Hindu Religious Tokens Illustrating Themes from Ramayana    Brief but cogent illustrated introduction to "temple tokens." Sixty six of the more interesting pieces from his collection ar color-plated, making this both a primer and a supplement to the more expensive Indian Tokens work.   35p+4cpl, 7x9.5", sc, 200111.00
Mitchiner, Dr. M.Indian Tokens: Popular Religious & Secular Art      1080 pieces (mainly silver) catalogued & illustrated, the majority for the first time.  Mainly Temple Tokens, plus jeweler copies of EICo Murshidabad issues, imitation Venetian ducats, local bracteate temple tokens, Independence tokens, Diwali medals, festival, pilgrim and even Christian tokens, canteen tokens, and gold/silver bullion tokens.  240p, hc, 12.5x8.5, 1998  L£6065.00
Niyogi, RomaMoney of the People: A Survey of Some 18th-19th Century Tokens of India   History, use, symbolism and selective catalog (114 pcs) of Hindu Ramatankas (Temple tokens). Also covers jewelry imitations of EICo Bengal rupees & a few other tokens. Fair plates; more an informational work than a catalog. .  92p+20pl, hc, 7.5x10", 1989R2006  First edition.NOT IN STOCK
COLLECTIONS OF ARTICLES, JOURNALS, FESTSCHRIFT
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Asiatic Soc. of Bengal (Mitra, S.K.)Numismatic Supplements I-XVI  Reprinting many important numismatic articles in the Journal As. Soc. of Bengal 1904-11 by Wright, Rodgers, Rapson, Taylor, etc; decent plates.  ~300p+29pl, hc, 197213.50
Bandyopadhyay, S., Ed.Mudranusilana: Articles Of The Seminar On Coins Of Bengal And North East India   Eight articles, including Harikela, Bengal Sultans rarities, Cooch Bihar, Kachar, and the Famine Grain token. Some illustrated with color photos.    128p, 7.5x10", hc, 2006   Available from the author.NOT IN STOCK
Bhattacharyya & HandaPraci-Prabha: Perspectives in Indology Essays in honour of Professor B.N. Mukkherjee    Forty papers incl. 5 on numismatics, though many others related. Detailed bibliography with critiques of Prof. M's writings (100+ on coins). 488p+91pl, 7x9.5", hc,1989 New, but loose spine.27.50
Choudhury, R.D.A Sourcebook of Numismatic Studies in North East India V1, V2   Each vol reprints 24-33 articles on Assam region numismatics (mostly modern)   207p+16pl, 152p+12pl, 6.5x10, hc, 1986,87.  Each:10.00
Coin Study CircleMudra   V1#1, V1#2, V1#3,Spec (3/89); Club journal with letters, brief essays, etc. Vol. 1 has contact info for 16 coin dealers in Bombay. (Vol.1 alone $4)   80+p, sc, 12/87-3/89   Set of 4:15.00
Gupta & JhaNumismatics & Archaeology: International Colloquium  Nineteen mainly interpretive papers by leading Western & Indian scholars on coin finds & their importance to archaeology & history  143p, sc, 1987 28.50
Handa, Dev., Ed.Ajaya Sri: Recent Studies in Indology: Prof. Ajay Mitra Shastri Felicitation, 2v  21 papers on archaeology & history, 22 rather specialized papers on numismatics, 27 Art, Architecture & Iconography, 11 Religion, Philosophy, language & literature, a bibliography of Dr. Shastri's writings  384p+41pl/382p+42pl, 9x11, 1989125.00
Handa, Devendra, & Kumar, M. Eds.Numismatic Studies    Series of six volumes publishing original articles on pre-Colonial Indian coinage. Click on each for contents:    (Handa, Ed.)V.1 (1991, 168p+14pl); V.2 (1992, 169p+16pl); V.3 (1993, 160p, illos in text);    (Kumar, Ed.) V.4 (1996, 139p+12pl); V.5 (1997, 215p+6pl & illos in text); V.6 (2001, 242p, illos in text)   All hc, 7.5x9.5", always a popular series, now OP, Available Vols. 2, Each: 20.00
Handa, Devendra, Ed.Oriental Numismatic Studies   Two volume set continuing Numismatic Studies Series. Click Title for contents.    220+176p, 12+17pl, 7.5x9.5", hc, 1996,99NOT IN STOCK
I.I.R.N.S., NasikNumismatic Digest   Research articles on Indian coinage  For contents of each, click on volume #:  V.7 1983  V.8 1984  V.9 1985  V.10 1986  V.11 1987  V.12/13 1988/89  V.14 1990  V.15 1991  $8.00 each;   V.16 199  V.17 1993  $12.00 each;   V.18 1994  V.19 1995  V.20 1996  V.21/22 1997-98  V.23/24 1999-2000  $17.50 each;   BACKORDERED V.25/26 2001-02, V.27/28 2003-04, and later  $22.50 each  For V 1-7 see Num. Soc. Bombay.
Jha, A.K.Coinage, Trade & Economy  27 papers by a who's who of Indian and Western scholars on the use of coinage within and between India and other places. Parthia, Tribal, Kuninda, Malava, Vanga, Satavhana, Silaharas, Maratha, Vijayanagar, Bihar, Ahom, Punjab; 6 papers on Indo-Roman trade, Mitchiner (5 plates), Wicks & Hall on S.E.Asian symbolic coinage, Ivotchinka on Chinese paper. Recommended.   236p, 8.5x10.5", hc, 199122.50
Jha, A.K. & Garg, S.Ex Moneta : Essays on Numismatics, History and Archaeology in honour of Dr. David W. MacDowall  Two volumes with 34 papers by Western and Indian scholars on south asian numismatics plus 3 on other numis, and 6 on related subjects, including many on ancient series, S. Indian coin legends, Wiggins on c/s Indian copper, Hyderabad Hundees, etc.    286+289p, 7.5x10", 1998, 2 vol.NOT IN STOCK
MacDowall, D.W., Sharma, S. & Garg, S.Indian Numismatics, History, Art & Culture: Essays in honour of Dr. P. L. Gupta   Two volumes with 26 papers by Hardaker (Kosala punchmarks), Wiggins, Wicks (Ancient Thailand & Burma), M. Robinson(Shroff Marks on Arakan Tankas) & other noted Indian &Western authors on Indian & related series, 11 papers on Indian history, art & culture; photos, reminiscences, and bibliography for Dr. Gupta, most famous of Indian numismatists. Expensive, but some important papers.   2 vol., 428p, 9x11", 199NOT IN STOCK
MacDowall, David W. & Jha, Amiteshwar, EdForeign Coins found in the Indian Sub-continent   Colloquium papers on Greek, Roman, Chinese, Venetian coins, by Mitchiner, B.N. Mukherjee, MacDowall, Berghaus, Rajgor, P.L. Gupta, Alan Stahl, etc. Click on Title to see contents pages.   132p, sc, 8.5x11.5, 199532.50
Maheshwari, K.K. & Rath, Bi., eds..Numismatic Panorama: Essays in Honour of the late Sh. S.M. Shukla   32 numismatic articles covering ancient through Colonial and state coinages   386p, 7.5x10", hc, 1996NOT IN STOCK
Murthy, A.V. N.Studies in South Indian Coins Vols. 1-6   Annual journal of S. Indian Numis. Society (1991-96?) with 16-20+ articles on ancient/medieval South Indian coins.    (#1,5 Available $12.50 Ea.)   [Est. Market Value: $15 ea.]NOT IN STOCK
Narain, A. K., Ed.Seminar Papers on the Local Coins of Northern India 300 BC to 300AD   32 essays on Tribal coins; few illos.     223p, 6x9.5, sc, 1968. Spotting on cover.20.00
Num. Soc. BombayNumismatic Digest  Typically about 25 brief scholarly articles per volume, mostly in-depth works on a particular coin, inscription, or limited series, including hoard reports. Leading Indian & Western scholars. V.1-5 consist of 2 parts each; 6x9.5", sc, 6/77-12/82. (For V.7-24+ see author: I.I.R.N.S.). Each "part":5.50
Num. Soc. IndiaJournal of the Numismatic Society of India   Vol.I (1939) - Vol IX,Pt.2 (12/1948); Vol.XXVI (1964) - XL (1978), many but not all issues available. Some reprints, some used, some new. (See Bibliographies above for other N.S.I. publications)   Each: 8.00
Num. Soc. IndiaIndex to the Journal of the Numismatic Society of India   Set of 3 volumes covering Vol.I (1939) - Vol XXX(1968) with both Author and Subject indexes.   3v., 181p, 6.5x9.5, 1950/59, Set:6.00
Rajgor, DilipIndia Coin Society Newsletter (Bombay)   News & brief articles, mostly on new finds. INDEX . Collected under a single soft cover: #1-20 and #21-34, Each:15.00
Ray, Himanshu PrabhaCoins in India: Power and Communication    Eleven seminar papers (1/06, New Delhi) focusing on Indian coins in historical contexts. 2006   Listing of articles and authors, with ordering details here..NOT IN STOCK
Shastri, A.M. Ed.Coins and Early Indian Economy  Series of 16 papers by Sharma, Singh, Gupta, Lahiri, Bajhpai, etc. from a conference on coins as a source of economic history.  181p, sc, 5.5x8.5, 19768.50
Singh, Jai PrakashCoinage of Bengal and its Neighbourhood  Seven brief essays on Ancient (2), Bengal Sult, Tripura (3) & Kachar.  40p+2pl, 6x9, sc, 19801.95
Sircar, D.C.Studies in Indian Coins  21 articles covering Tribal coins through George V.  405p+46pl, 5.5x8.5, hc, 196817.50
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Glendining & BaldwinPridmore Collection of the Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations: Part II Asian Territories, India, Australia   British India to 1835, Ceylon, Penang, Singapore, Straits, Malaya, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Hong Kong, BTD's, tokens. With PR. Plates only fair. 10/81, 102p+25pl, 822 lotsNOT IN STOCK
Glendining & BaldwinPridmore Collection of the Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations: Part III The Uniform Coinage of India   Includes many proofs & tokens but mostly bulk-lotted. New Zealand tokens. Plates only fair.10/83, 51p+9pl, 315 lotsNOT IN STOCK
Humphris, J.G.Copper Coins of Mysore State, India 1780-1843 and Coins of India Price List... xoxR1.65
Schulman, JacquesCollection of H. T. Grogan   Reprint of 1914 sale of Asian Colonial series with good plates, 2280 lots. Long-time standard source reference for Colonial series, most useful for Portuguese Asia.   140p+18plNOT IN STOCK
Spink & SonsThe Gold and Silver Coins of Goa   Reprint of a Spink/Glendining sale of 440 lots, prices realized, introduction by D. Fearon  21p+4pl, sc, 1975  some water damage5.00
Taisei. Spink-Taisei, Gillio, Ma, Monetarium, etc. Auctions #1 (4/86) through #43 (2008)    Hong Kong & Singapore venues THE most important auction series for Oriental coins & paper.  (#9 India gold $35)  I now have more of the recent ones, so if you ordered before, please ask again. Please ask for those wanted by number. See Reference LISTING of important Asia numismatic auctions.12.00
Spink - TaiseiThe SKANDA Collection of Indian Gold Coins   Auction #9, 2/91685 lots   A specialized sale of the Skanda (Larry Brilliant) collection, proably the largest India gold collection ever auctioned. All coins plated (b&w) plus 2 color plates. About half did not sell; reserves shown in prices realized sheet. [Est. Market Value: $40+]NOT IN STOCK
Todywalla, FTodywalla's Auctions  Set of Auctions #6 (8/03) through 14 (4/06), well produced with good illustrations, they include some otherwise unpublished material, and serve as good price references. Set of 9:49.50
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Dasgupta et. al, Ed.Shraddhanjali: Studies in Ancient Indian History - D.C. Sircar Commemoration Volume  Essays on Assam-region but only 2 on coins.  444p+pl, hc, 198830.00
Davies, C. ColinAn Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula   48 maps of India, mostly political, with useful historical sketches on each. Excellent for placing India's coinage in geographical perspective and finding locations. Good Native States map.  97p, sc, 1949R1968NOT IN STOCK
Marshall, P.J.New Cambridge History of India: Bengal, The British Bridgehead Eastern India 1740-1828   Origins of British control.   210p, 5.5x8.5, hc, 1987R1990, Unused15.00
Day, Nundo LalGeographical Dictionary of Ancient & Medieval India   Alphabetical listing of place names with location and discussion of each, updated 1990; somewhat useful  262p, 8.5x11, 1927IndR19949.50
Fritz & MitchellCity of Victory: Vijayanagara   Popular archaeological work  118p,hc,10x12, 1991 L$49.95 18.50
Grewal, J.S.The Sikhs of the Punjab (New Cambr. Hist. of India)  Latest comprehensive history of Punjabi dynasty  289p, 5.5x8.5, sc, 199411.00
Richards,J. F.The Mughal Empire (New Cambr. Hist. of India)  Respected scholar covers 1526-1720 period.  336p, 5.5x8.5, hc,199322.50
National GeographicMAP: India and Burma, 1946   A nice big color map showing the states and kingdoms just prior to independence. NOT IN STOCK
Sastri, K.A.N.The Pandyan Kingdom  Standard historical work of its time.  250p, hc, 1929IndR1978.50
Subrahmanian, N.History of Tamilnad to AD 1336  Pre-history, Sangam Age, Kalabhras, Pallavas, Pandyas, Cholas, Chalukyas, Cheras, Muslim incursions and overseas excursions in two parts: 1) political history, 2) Administration and social life.  431+22pl, hc, 1916R197212.50
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