Vol.1: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives; 274p., 34 B/W & 3 Col. Plts., 23 cm.
Vol.2: An Album of the Masterpieces of Indian Coins; 304p., 560 Col. Plts., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Introduction; Art in the Early Indigenous Coins; Art in the Coins of the Early Non- Indigenous Rulers (I); Art in the Coins of the Early Non-Indigenous Rulers (II); Art in the Coinage of the Gupta Empire; Art in the Post-Gupta Coinage in North India; Art in the Coins of Peninsular India (From the fourth to the thirteenth centuries); Numismatic Art in Mediaeval India (First Phase)- The Coins of the Sultanates and Vijayanagara; Numismatic Art in Mediaeval India (Second Phase)- The Coins of the Mughals and their Contemporaries; Epilogue.
Vol.2: Part I: Punch-marked Coins; Early Uninscribed Cast and Die-struck Coins; Local and Tribal Coins; Coins of the Indo-Greeks; Coins of the Saka-Pahlava Rulers; Part II: The Coins of the Imperial Kushanas and their successors; Coins of the Early Far South and the Deccan; The Coins of the Imperial Guptas; Coins of Proto-Mediaeval North India; Coins of Proto-Mediaeval South India; Part III: Coins of Mediaeval South India; Coins of Mediaeval North and Central India (Pre-Mughal); Coins of the Imperial Mughals; Coins of Mediaeval North-East India; The Sikh Coinage; Coin of the Early modern Period.
Volume 1 contains a comprehensive history of art in Indian coins during the early and mediaeval periods. It embodies the first ever attempt in this directions. This illustrated work is the second of the four volumes of publication named Numismatic Art of India: Documentation of Materials. The present volume contains an Album of Masterpieces of Indian Coins. The Album includes photographs of excellent Indian coins of early and mediaeval periods (with some exceptions). Such photograph is provided with a captain. The relevant coins are significant for the study of numismatic art of early and mediaeval India. The Album is expected to be of great help to the students of art and coins and also to the interest public.