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Traversing Travancore Through the Ages on Coins

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This book attempts to identify coins of the erstwhile princely state of Travancore against their historical background and in the course, illustrates coins that have a bearing on Travancore history.In short short, the history of Travancore is glimpsed through coins.

The identification and attribution of Venad / Travancore coins on the basis of the emblems depicted on the stone inscriptions of Venad rulers and by comparison with the contemporary coinage and seals of neighbouring kingdoms, was for the first time taken up by the author who has published several research papers.this book is the compilation of the outcome of painstaking research spanning two decades.

Comments ''...this attempt [is] a path breaking performance in the field of numismatics in Kerala.The evidences are clear, the arguments are logical...and the book is profusely illustrated with photographs to support the narration.;
Prof. M.G.S Narayanan
Former chairman of the Indian Council of Historical research

'..[The] book is of the highest excellence both in printing as well as in contents.The illustrations are remarkably clear and [the] documentation is through.The description of the coins is crisp and factual. This is by far the best produced book on Kerala numismatics..'
Dr.I ravathan Mahadevan IAS [Rtd]

'...The large amount of documentary evidence..is impressive.This provides a fine framework for interpreting the coinage..'
Dr. Michael Mitchiner, UK

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Beena Sarasan
Publisher Poorna Publications
ISBN 9788130017785
Size Demy 1/8
Pages 210 (Colour Pages)

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