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Friday, November 24, 2017


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, United Kingdom
May 16, 2017 To Oct 01, 2017


Detail: As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times. Cultural, religious, economic and political developments are richly illustrated by the coins on show. They focus on representative periods of India’s history, ending with a display of banknotes and coins produced since India became independent in 1947.

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Site URL: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/elephants-deities-and-ashoka%E2%80%99s-pillar-coins-india-antiquity-present



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