INDIA MANIPUR sel (18th century)


INDIA, MANIPUR, sel, no date (18th century), Obverse: Sri,bell metal, C1, KM pics show 2 obverses, the coins are uniface, aVF

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Manipur is a state in far eastern India. It was a political entity in ancient time. The British handled external relations starting in 1824.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.