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
... 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, Indradhwaja, dharmachakra, lotus ...

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

    A war undertaken without sufficient monies has but a wisp of force. Coins are the very sinews of battles.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    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)

    I believe in women; and in their right to their own best possibilities in every department of life. I believe that the methods of dress practiced among women are a marked hindrance to the realization of these possibilities, and should be scorned or persuaded out of society.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)