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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00

FREE ADMISSION

Oriental Numismatic Society and Fitzwilliam Museum:
Indian Coinage Study Day 1999
10.30-4.30, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Following the success of last year's Indian Study Day on the coinage of the Mughals, this year's colloquium will focus on those issues that purport to be struck for Mughal rulers but were in fact produced by other authorities. These include the coinages of the emerging indigenous rulers such as the Marathas, Jats, and Rajputs, the Princely States down to the 1850s, and the European mercantile companies. The speakers will include Shailendra Bhandare, Neeraj Hatekar, Jan Lingen, Nick Rhodes and Ken Wiggins, and we also hope to involve historians of the period. Offers of further papers would be very welcome.

10.15-12.45: Morning session (chaired by Stan Goron)

10.15: Gather
10.30: Mark Blackburn, Welcome
Shailendra Bhandare, Pseudo-Mughal Coinage, some general characteristics
11.15-11.30: Coffee in the Café
Nick Rhodes, Garhwal -- Coins in the Names of Mughal Emperors
General discussion, led by Shailendra Bhandare

12.45: Lunch (for those who wish, in the University Centre)

2.00-4.30: Afternoon session (chaired by Nick Rhodes)

Neeraj Hatekar, The economy of the Deccan region: an historian's perspective of the monetary evidence (provisional title)
Jan Lingen, JAGANNATHPUR (Jaggernaikpuram): a Mint Town of the Dutch East India Company
Ken Wiggins, An unsuccessful East India Company mint
An opportunity to see some Coins from the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection
Summing up, by Nick Rhodes