Depicting Jammu and Kashmir’s numismatic culture through the coinages which were prevalent in the state during the ancient period, the state government recently unveiled the first ‘Heritage Calendar- 2018’ of the Department of Culture depicting the ‘JK’s Numismatic Heritage’ through the coinages which were prevalent in the state during the ancient period.
Here are the things you should know about this novel initiative:
- ‘Heritage Calendar’ of the Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, depicted the unique and rich numismatic coinage of the state dating back to 350-150 BC till Dogra Coinage.These copper, silver and gold coins have also been displayed in the state museum of the department also.
- This unique Calendar will also be the complete database in which one could get complete knowledge of chronological history of its coinage in different periods of the state.
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- The theme on coinage for the ‘Heritage Calendar’ is aimed at inculcating a sense of the coinage of the state from the early past to the recent era for the citizens, especially students. The calendar was a platform which not only makes our citizens acquainted of our rich heritage, but also ingrains in them a sense of preservation of their legacy.
- The salient features of the calendar depicts the Punch- Marka coins (350-150 BC), Indo-Greek coinage (92-93BC), Indo- Scythians coinage (57-35 BC), Kushan coinage (100-120AD), Huns coins (400-500 AD), Hindu coinage (700-800 AD), Sultan coinage (1420-1470), Mughal coinage (1606-27), Durani coinage (1747- 72), Sikh coinage (1799-1839 AD) and the Dogra coinage (1842- 1850).