Maratha Mints And Coinage, By K.K.Maheshwari & Kenneth W.Wiggins.
Leather Bounding, 224 Pages.
An important work on Indian coinage from the period 1650-1818. Includes a nice historical overview of the period, an introduction to the coinage, and then an extensive catalogue, divided geographically, then by mint. Legends are written out in full when known, with symbols found on the coins in the margin for easy identification. There is a great table of marks found on coins with the mints and types within mints that exhibit the marks. Within the catalogue itself is incredible information about the mint town and the coinage from those mints. Finally, there is an extensive bibliography, including references to history and lists of gazeteers, genealogies of the Marathas, Peshwas and Mughals, nomenclature found on the coins, an appendix of legends on coins, tips on dating coins. Because many of the coins are in the name of Mughal emperors, the sectionon nomenclature includes couplets and brief biographies of the Mughal emperors.