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Know Your Numismatics @ Manipur State Museum Gallery.

Chumthang News Service,
Imphal/7 June/2015: The numismatic history of Manipuri may be divided into two phases, namely: pre-Hinduism and Post-Hinduism. Manipur kings ‘Wura konthouba (568 to 658 A.D.), Ayangba (821 to 910), Lairenba (1394 to 1399), Mayangngamba alias Khagemba (1597 to 1652) and Paikhomba (1666 to 1697) issued coins during the Pre-Hinduism period.

 
(Coins of display at the Manipur State Museum)
In the Post-Hinduism period, Garibaniwaj (1709 to 1748 A.D.), Chitsai (1748 to 1752), Maharamba alias Gourshyam (1753 to 1759) and 1762 to 1763, Jaya Singh alias Bhagyachandra (1759-1762 and 1763 to 1798), Labanyachandra alias Harshachandra ( 1798 to 1801),

 Madhuchandra (1801 to 1803), Chourajit ( 1803 to 1813), Marjit ( 1813 to 1819), Ghambhir Singh (1825 to 1834), Nar Singh (1844 to 1850), Chandrakirti ( 1850 to 1886), Surchandra (1886 to 1890) and Kulachandra (1890 to 1891) issued coins in different material like bell-metal, silver, gold.

Courtesy: Manipur State Museum Folder
To be continued next indication Chumthang Chronicle        

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