NEPAL, KATMANDU, Jaya Prakash Malla, 1735-46, dam


NEPAL, KATMANDU, Jaya Prakash Malla, 1735-46, dam, no date, silver, 6-7mm, average 0.05g, KM235, VF

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The earliest Nepalese coins were made in the 6th century AD, using Kushan coins several centuries earlier as models. Then proceeded several centuries of war with Tibet. In the 17th century the country was split into three kingdoms, then united into one kingdom, now there is a republic. Relations with neighbors have been fraught.

South Asia generally is taken to include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Some people would like to include Afghanistan and Burma, but that’s a minority opinion.

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.