xxii, 415p., Illus., Abb., App., 25 cm. (Parmeshwari Lal Gupta's)
Coins play an important role in the development of mankind. After serving their role as currency in their respective periods, they assume a new character as a reliable and unbiased sounrce of history. The importance of coins as a source for ancient Indian historiography has long been realised by the historians. However, for medieval Indian historiography the numastic evidence provided by the coins have so far not achived its due position - a fact underline throughout the writing of Dr. Parmeshwari Lal Gupta - the world renowed doyen of Indian numismatics.