CONTENTS:- Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Coinage metals and fabrication techniques. 3. Classification and chronology. 4. Denomination. 5. Symbols and their historical implications. Bibliography. Index.
The present work is a pioneering attempt to study Indian Punch-Marked Coins and contains technical and scientific study of an unpublished hoard of such coins recovered from Taxila currently in possession with the Banaras Hindu University. In the light of the present data, it was found that the previous attempts on the classification, denomination and chronology of the punch-marked coins are erroneous. In this work, based on the present data, these aspects have been thoroughly examined in detail and given a scientific coverage.