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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"




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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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Silver dirham of the famous Toqtamysh Khan (782-801 AH/1380-1398 AD), Qrim mint in Crimea, Juchid Mongols of the Golden Horde (Sagdeyeva #390) Silver damma of governor Sa'al (?), bilingual type with Arabic and Brahmi inscriptions, pre-Habbarid Multan, ca.712-856 AD - Ummayad or Abbasid governors of Multan, among the first Islamic coins in India!
Silver dirham of the famous Toqtamysh Khan (782-801 AH/1380-1398 AD), Qrim mint in Crimea, Juchid Mongols of the Golden Horde (Sagdeyeva #390)
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Rare AE19 of Trajan (98-117 AD) from Ascalon, Judaea. Dated Year 220 = 116/117 AD. 1900-1930 AD - Lot of 8 various scarcer bronze 10-cash coins, last years of the Qing dynasty and early Republic
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Bronze drachm of Praates (ca.150 AD), Kingdom of Elymais Large copper 1/2 penny, George III, 1799, Great Britain
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Potin tetradrachm of Diocletian (284-305 AD), Alexandria, Roman Empire 1046-771 BC - Very rare! Ancient and authentic large cowrie-shell imitation made of dark jade, with two holes, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), Northern China - Hartill #1.2var
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