‘Coins of Rajasthan: Through the Ages’ exhibition begins at Hawa Mahal on the occasion of the World Museum Day on Wednesday. This exhibition displays 585 coins from 600 AD-200 AD coins of the Maurya times to the 19th-20th AD coins of British times. The exhibition aims at letting the public know about history, culture and civilizations of the past. It has been organized by the Department of Archaeology and Museums.
The people of Jaipur got an opportunity to visit and see coins as old as 2500 years and the ones during the British rule. Along with these, tribal ‘malavas’, coins from more districts, ‘kushans’, Gupta dynasty, Indo-Greek, Indo-Sasenian, ‘Gaghaiya’, mounted week coins, Delhi Sultan’s coins, Mughal coins, etc. have also been displayed there.
Superintendent of Hawa Mahal, Sarojini Chanchlani told that one coin from the Mughal times has become a center of attraction for people. This is Shahjahan’s ‘najri’ coin of 500g. The coin was launched at some important event in that time. It is a lead coin that has been polished in gold. This coin holds the king’s name, mint and the year in which it was issued, in Parsi script.
The exhibition also exhibits medals issued by Chitrakoot, Udaipur plot’s Maharaja Swaroop Singh. One of these medals belongs to the times of the First World War.