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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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Rare silver drachm of Jaitra Simha (ca.1275 AD), Chauhans of Ranastambhapura (Ranthambhor), India Very rare! Earliest Ukrainian medieval coinage, silver denga, minted ca. 1340-1363, Kiev mint, Kievan Rus - Medieval Russian Principalities
Rare silver drachm of Jaitra Simha (ca.1275 AD), Chauhans of Ranastambhapura (Ranthambhor), India
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1659-1667 - Japanese "Gen Ho Tsu Ho" bronze Nagasaki trade cash issued for trade with Vietnam, two-dot "Tsu", medium characters, long leg on "yuan" (Hartill #3.172) Rare silver drachm of Jaitra Simha (ca.1275 AD), Chauhans of Ranastambhapura (Ranthambhor), India
1659-1667 - Japanese "Gen Ho Tsu Ho" bronze Nagasaki trade cash issued for trade with Vietnam, two-dot "Tsu", medium characters, long leg on "yuan" (Hartill #3.172)
Rare silver drachm of Jaitra Simha (ca.1275 AD), Chauhans of Ranastambhapura (Ranthambhor), India
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Superb and very rare! San Fo Chi (Sumatra) issue tin cash of the Emperor Zhen Zong (998-1022 AD), Song dynasty (960-1127) - Srivijaya Chinese Client Kingdom in Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia Nice copper solidus (schilling or szelag) dated 1661, Johann II Casimir (1648-1668), King of Poland and a Grand Duke of Lithuania - Lithuanian horseman type, TLB/"bird with wreath" (KM #50)
Superb and very rare! San Fo Chi (Sumatra) issue tin cash of the Emperor Zhen Zong (998-1022 AD), Song dynasty (960-1127) - Srivijaya Chinese Client Kingdom in Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Nice copper solidus (schilling or szelag) dated 1661, Johann II Casimir (1648-1668), King of Poland and a Grand Duke of Lithuania - Lithuanian horseman type, TLB/"bird with wreath" (KM #50)
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Beautiful silver antoninianus of Gordian III (238-244 AD), Rome mint, Roman Empire 284-279 BC - Yan Kingdom occupying Qi Kingdom, extremely rare Boshan small knife-money, Warring Period China
Beautiful silver antoninianus of Gordian III (238-244 AD), Rome mint, Roman Empire
284-279 BC - Yan Kingdom occupying Qi Kingdom, extremely rare Boshan small knife-money, Warring Period China
Price: US$60.00
Price: US$475.00
Original price: US$895.00 save 47%
 
Potin tetradrachm of Diocletian (284-305 AD), Alexandria, Roman Empire - type with a reclining Tyche, RY 1 (284/285 AD) (Milne #4576) Nice ancient Hunnic (Kidarite) imitation of late Kushan coin, North India, 3rd-5th century AD
Potin tetradrachm of Diocletian (284-305 AD), Alexandria, Roman Empire - type with a reclining Tyche, RY 1 (284/285 AD) (Milne #4576)
Nice ancient Hunnic (Kidarite) imitation of late Kushan coin, North India, 3rd-5th century AD
Price: US$56.95
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Rare square 1/2 karshapana, Ujjain (ca.150-75 BC) Rare! Bronze stater of Abhimanyugupta (958-972 AD), Kashmir, India
Rare square 1/2 karshapana, Ujjain (ca.150-75 BC)
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Billon tanka of Firuz (1351-1388 AD) dated to 781 AH/1379 AD, Sultanate of Delhi, India (D-475) Rare! Large silver vishmatika from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC), Ancient India (Rajgor #906)
Billon tanka of Firuz (1351-1388 AD) dated to 781 AH/1379 AD, Sultanate of Delhi, India (D-475)
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