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"The Base-Metal Coinage of the Western Satraps in India (50-400 AD), Catalogue and Price Guide", A. M. Fishman

This is the brand new publication - second volume on the coinage of the Western Satraps in India. This 216 page book is the most comprehensive study of the poorly known and understood base-metal (billon, lead, copper, bronze and potin) coinage of the Western Satraps ever written. The Western Satraps (also known as Indo-Sakas or Indo-Scythians) of Gujarat and the surrounding areas in Western India issued a plethora of beautiful rich coinage and sparse and poorly-studied base-metal coinage. This is the perfect guide for the new or experienced collector.

The coins of the Western Satraps (also known as the Western Kshatrapas) were issued for over three centuries (from the 1st century AD to the early 5th century AD) and covered thirty eight rulers from two distinct dynasties (Kshaharatas and Kardamakas).

The book features:

  • Over 200 detailed and accurate line drawings, showing each type (and many minor varieties), many never published before
  • Over 220 photographs showing most coin types
  • Detailed explanation on how to read the Saka Era dates on these coins, with every year spelled out and explained
  • Detailed explanations and help with the Brahmi and Kharoshti spelling, with every inscription written out and explained
  • Notes on the rarity and importance of each type
  • Short survey of the successor coinage - later lead coins based on the Kshatrapa design

Volume 1:

"The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps in India (50-400 AD), Catalogue and Price Guide"




You can order the book here

This 392 page book is the most comprehensive study of the rich silver coinage of the Western Satraps ever written. The Western Satraps (also known as Indo-Sakas or Indo-Scythians) of Gujarat and the surrounding areas in Western India issued a plethora of beautiful rich coinage which until now has not been well understood outside of a small circle of specialists. This is the perfect guide for the new or experienced collector.

The coins of the Western Satraps (also known as the "Western Kshatrapas") were issued for over three centuries (from the 1st century AD to the early 5th century AD) and covered thirty eight rulers from two distinct dynasties (Kshaharatas and Kardamakas).

The book features:

  • Hundreds of high quality photographs showing every type and most varieties
  • Detailed historical notes on the Western Satraps and related histories
  • Detailed explanation on how to read the Saka Era dates on these coins, with every year spelled out and explained
  • Detailed explanations and help with the Brahmi and Kharoshti spelling, with every inscription written out and explained
  • Numerous coin types and varieties never published before
  • Line drawings for each type with full transliterations of the Brahmi inscriptions
  • Notes on the rarity and importance of each type
  • Price guide, with current Western market values given for most of the coins
  • Short survey of the successor coinage - later silver coins based on the Kshatrapa design
  • A survey of existing literature

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1186 AD - Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), large iron 2-cash (Chun Xi Yuan Bao/Tong Shi San), Emperor Xiao Zong (1163-1190), Tongan in Anhui mint, Empire of China -Hartill 17.284 1046-771 BC - Rare lead "fish money" - earliest money of the Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), Ancient China
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1046-771 BC - Rare  lead "fish money" - earliest money of the Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), Ancient China
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Silver antoninanus of Gallienus (253-268), minted 259-260, Milan mint, rare type. Silver kopeck of Ivan IV Vassilijevitch as Grand Duke (1533-1547) - better known as "Ivan the Terrible", minted 1535-1538 in Moscow, Russia (Garost #1)
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Silver kopeck of Ivan IV Vassilijevitch as Grand Duke (1533-1547) - better known as "Ivan the Terrible", minted 1535-1538 in Moscow, Russia (Garost #1)
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