There are millions of ancient coins still unidentified in various collections and museums in the under developed countries and a very little numismatic heritage in these countries so far has been properly identified and interpreted. Wherever these coins have been studied these have helped a lot to the historians in filing up the missing gaps of their respective histories besides also facilitating the reconstruction of political, cultural and trade history of the civilizations.
The numismatic heritage of Jammu and Kashmir more or less has remained unattended. A very little of this heritage has been studied by the British numismatists during surveys of 19TH and 20TH century. Alexander Cunningham was perhaps the first archaeologist and numismatist who under- took the study of Kashmir coins. Besides him, Numismatists and scholars like Rodgers, Lane Pole and Nelson Wright also worked on Kashmir coins.