YNS Meeting 12th July 2021 – “Rupee as Coinage”

We will be having a YNS Zoom Lecture Meeting on

Monday 12th of July 2021 at 1.30PM (UK time)

Subject: Rupee as Coinage
By Vikas Gupta

You can book a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rupee-as-coinage-tickets-150817211339?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Please note: Further information for joining online via Zoom will be provided to attendees prior to the event via e mail.

Rupee as Coinage

“The Rupee is often associated with India and rightly so, it is the currency of India and it originated from the subcontinent. It is however often not known that Rupee was the primary currency of trade in Middle ages in most of the known world outside of Western Europe and North America, circulated extensively all over South Asia, Middle-East, Far East, most of East and South Africa and traded as far away as Chile in South America. It started its life as Rupiya circa 1540 AD under the rule of Sur Emperor Sher Shah Suri, evolved into standardised weight and format under the Mughal Emperor Akbar and became the Rupee under the Raj. By late 19th century, alongside the British, the Rupee was also minted by the Germans, the French, the Portuguese, the Italians and the Chinese to name a few. Join me in this fascinating journey exploring this humble coin, which is quite possibly the most collected coin in the world.”