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The Technique of Casting Coins in Ancient India

Nature volume 162, pages 266267 (14 August 1948) | Download Citation



THE chance discovery by Prof. Birbal Sahni at Rohtak, some forty miles west-north-west of Delhi, in 1936, of a clay mould for the casting of a coin, later led to the discovery of many thousands of fragments of similar moulds. The bronze coin, about 19 mm. in diameter, of the Yaudheya series, has been dated about 100 B.C. From the very large amount of material available, Prof. Sahni has been able to work out in the greatest detail the entire story of the casting technique employed1.

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    "Memoirs of the Numismatic Society of India", No. 1, Bombay, 1945.

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