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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 05:01:03 AM »
Instead, Mr. Valentine taught himself to read Indian coins in several scripts and languages and became better than any of the experts in the British museum. Having acquired so much knowledge, he set out to write a book, illustrated by drawings he made himself. Since he was a simple labourer, he didn't know how to issue a book, so he hand-copied the book four times. Later editions were reprints of the hand-written first edition. His book became - and still are - a standard reference for Indian coins. Oesho says some of the coins described in the book have still not been found.


Thank you for short history of W H Valentine, that was needed. I tried searching over the net but didn't found any detail. Even the one i got is handwritten, mesmerized by his beautiful handwriting.

Yes, i found coins of some ruler mentioned in his book like Qutub-ud-din Aibak which are still unknown in numismatic world.


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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 05:02:56 AM »

Is it just a coincidence that a reply has been received to this thread on the Valentine's day?  ??? ???

Abhay

Yes, what a co incidence i received the book on this day and this topic received the post on this day  ;D ;D

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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 07:26:38 AM »
I have the book on disk but would like a hard copy.

I have one I don't need, the 1971 reprint, green cover. Perfect condition and I am only down the road!
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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 09:01:32 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 09:07:58 AM »

Vivek purchasing from original publisher is cheaper(Rs 148 postage free) than from flipkart (Rs 158+ 30)

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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 09:23:58 AM »
HMmm malj just ordered one today, sigh

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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012, 12:16:03 AM »
I remembered this thread at the local coin club meeting yesterday, two of W.H Valentine's books came up for auction "Copper coins of India" & "Modern copper coins - Muhammadan states" and I promptly snapped them up! Now what to do with them is another matter altogether :). I'm looking forward to doing a little studying. They are the 1971 edition published by Spink and Son Ltd.
Also got a "The coinage of Kutch" by Richard K Bright

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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2012, 12:32:50 AM »
Now what to do with them is another matter altogether :). I'm looking forward to doing a little studying.

Great catch, Joseph. All three books will help you read Indian coins, as both authors have done excellent transliterations. Bright's boolet was issued by Numismatics International, a US coin club. They also did Maldive Islands money by Tim Browder. This is another cheap, but very informative booklet. Warning: once you develop a taste for pre-colonial Indian coins, it will stay with you for life ;). Have fun with the books.
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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2016, 09:52:19 PM »
Try this link

Peter

Placed an order for this book through your link! I was just in time because that was the last copy:)
Thank You Peter!

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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2016, 10:03:41 PM »
I am sure you will not be sorry, Nelik. Have fun.

Peter
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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2016, 10:07:33 PM »
This book is actually available for free on hathitrust.org.  I downloaded both editions from there...

Copper Coins of India, Volume I  - babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951001035620w
Copper Coins of India, Volume II - babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d00547371y

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Ram
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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2016, 04:20:50 PM »
I am sure you will not be sorry, Nelik. Have fun.

Peter

Got my book today!! On the surface it looks very promising, Thank You.

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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2016, 10:41:21 PM »
This book is actually available for free on hathitrust.org.  I downloaded both editions from there...

Copper Coins of India, Volume I  - babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951001035620w
Copper Coins of India, Volume II - babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d00547371y

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Ram

Not for everyone it seems!

I did have a copy once - but it went when the old hard drive kaput.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2016, 10:50:21 PM »
Damn.  I would upload it to the bookshelf, but Haithi puts a digital signature on all the PDF documents that gets downloaded from there  ::)...


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Re: Valentine - Copper coins of India
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2016, 11:11:07 PM »
I found it on Amazon.
Pity I didn't think of that when it was present buying time as I never know what I want...

The one review amused me -

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A rather dry book. I was hoping for something more interesting but perhaps I misunderstood what I was ordering. I can't really use it as a gift which is what I had intended.
So it has a rating of two stars - Until I get mine >:D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....