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Coins From Bangladesh : A Guide to the Coins of Bengal Especially Circulated in Bangladesh

Bulbul Ahmed and A.K.M. Shahnawaz, Nymphea Publication, 2013, 264 p, ISBN : 9789849015987, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Coins From Bangladesh : A Guide to the Coins of Bengal Especially Circulated in Bangladesh

Contents: 1. Coins of the ancient period. 2. Coins of the Sultani period. 3. Coins of the Afghan period. 4. Coins of the Mughal period. 5. Coins of the Hindu rulers of the Muslim period Jaintia coins. 6. Coins of the colonial period. 7. Coins of the Pakistan period. 8. Coins of Bangladesh. Key to plates.

From the preface: Bangladesh has a glorious numismatic heritage which had been practiced from the pre-Christian era. A good number of coins of ancient medieval and colonial periods have been obtained from all over Bangladesh. Broadly ancient period is represented by punch-marked coin, copper cast coin, Kushana coin, Gupta coin, the coins of Shashanka Samachardeva, Jayanaga Mainamati gold coin, and Harikela coin. The medieval period is introduced by the issues of Delhi Sultans, Independent Bengal Sultans, and the coins of the Afghan and the Mughal emperors. A Profuse number of coins were struck during this period. Modern period comprised the coins of the British East India Company, the British Indian rulers, and the coins of Pakistan and Independent Bangladesh. In 1971 East Pakistan became the Independent nation of Bangladesh with the Pakistani rupee as its interim currency. The taka became Bangladesh’s currency replacing the Pakistani rupee in 1972.

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