Punch Marked Coins

Some articles on punch, coins:

Pre-modern Coinage In Sri Lanka - Punch-marked Coins
... They are referred to as punch-marked coins or eldings ... Similar coins have been unearthed throughout the island ... Large numbers of such coins have been found in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka too but a study on regional varieties is yet to be done ...
Sagar District - Culture - Places of Interest - Eran (archaeological Site) Tehsil Bina
... There he discovered a number of ancient copper coins, some being of great historical value ... These included a good number the punch-marked coins ... Same coins from eran bear the figure of goddess Lakshmi, other show animals (horse and elephant), tree within- railing and various other symbols, such as swastika, triratna ...

Famous quotes containing the words coins, punch and/or marked:

    No Time, spoke the clocks, no God, rang the bells,
    I drew the white sheet over the islands
    And the coins on my eyelids sang like shells.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    There are two kinds of fathers in traditional households: the fathers of sons and the fathers of daughters. These two kinds of fathers sometimes co-exist in one and the same man. For instance, Daughter’s Father kisses his little girl goodnight, strokes her hair, hugs her warmly, then goes into the next room where he becomes Son’s Father, who says in a hearty voice, perhaps with a light punch on the boy’s shoulder: “Goodnight, Son, see ya in the morning.”
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century)

    He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.
    Ernest Renan (1823–1892)