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20 07, 2017

Mauryan India – history of India

By |2019-09-18T07:42:36-07:00July 20th, 2017|India|2 Comments

These punch-marked silver coins might be from the time of Chandragupta I, in Mauryan India. Chandragupta I Alexander went back to Babylon in 324 BC. Then a man named Chandragupta overthrew the old Vedic kingdom of Nanda. Then he formed a big new empire. He ruled all of northern India and north-east into Afghanistan. Alexander in [...]

20 07, 2017

Coins of ancient India

By |2019-09-18T06:38:21-07:00July 20th, 2017|India|2 Comments

Harappan seal ca. 2000 BC - before there were coins in India Clay seals in India About 2500 BC, people in northern India started to use seals to mark their possessions. That was not long after their neighbors in West Asia first started to use seals, and Indian people probably got the idea from West Asians. More about seals [...]