Coins Gallery

Lahore Museum, Lahore, Pakistan

By Lahore Museum

"The Coin Collection of Lahore Museum, comprising 40,000 objects, is one of the largest collections of coins in the Subcontinent. It includes the earliest examples of punch-marked coins issued in the seventh/sixth century BCE during the time of the Achaemenian Empire."

Coin Gallery, Lahore Museum, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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This collection represents most major periods of the sub-continent's history like Graeco-Bactrian, Mauryan, Indo-Greek,Indo-Parthian, Kushan, Indo-Scythian, Huns, Hindu Shahia, Arabs, Ghaznavids, the Sultans, the Mughals, the Durranis, the Sikhs, the British and the modern coins of Pakistan. 

The collection attracts scholars from all over the  world for its rarity and richness.

The collection includes the first coins issued by Mahmood of Ghazna in Lahore bearing the legend of Mahmoodpur, the new name given by Mahmood to Lahore, and the beautiful Zodiac coins issued by Emperor Jahangir. 

As a whole, the coin collection of the Museum is an invaluable treasure for the study of the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Subcontinent in chronological order as well as for the study of the development of coin-making technology.

"Silver Medal of Agathokles, 185 B.C."

Silver Medal of Agathokles, Agathokles, -0185, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Silver Medal of Agathokles, Agathokles, -0185, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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"Gold Coin of Kanishka with Iranian Title Paonanoþao (Shahonanoshao), 2nd Century A.D."

Gold Coin of Kanishka with Iranian Title Þaonanoþao (Shahonanoshao), Kanishka, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Gold Coin of Kanishka with Iranian Title, Kanishka, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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"Samudragupta Coin with the Portrait of Lachhmi Bai, 4th Century A.D"

Samudragupta Coin with the Portrait of Lachhmi Bai, Samudragupta, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Samudragupta Coin with the Portrait of Lachhmi Bai, Samudragupta, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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"Silver Coin of Sher Shah Suri, 1538-1545 A.D"

Silver Coin of Sher Shah Suri, Sher Shah Suri, 1538/1545, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Silver Coin of Sher Shah Suri, Sher Shah Suri, 1538/1545, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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"Gold Coin of Mughal Emperor Akbar, 1556-1605 A.D"

Gold Coin of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, 1556/1605, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Gold Coin of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, 1556/1605, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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"Gold Coin of Jahangir with Zodiacal Sign (Sagittarius), 1605-1628 A.D"

Gold Coin of Jahangir with Zodiacal Sign (Sagittarius), 1605-1628 A.D, Mughal Emperor Jahangir, 1605/1628, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Gold Coin of Jahangir with Zodiacal Sign (Sagittarius), Mughal Emperor Jahangir, 1605/1628, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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"Gold Coin of Bahadur Shah Zafar (Mughal Ruler), 1837-1857"

Gold Coin of Bahadur Shah Zafar, Last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, 1253/1274, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Gold Coin of Bahadur Shah Zafar, Last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, 1253/1274, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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"Gold Medal of Ranjit Singh, 19th Century"

Gold Medal of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (First Machine Made Medal), Maharaja Ranjit Singh, 1900, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Gold Medal of Ranjit Singh (first machine-made medal), Maharaja Ranjit Singh, 1900, From the collection of: Lahore Museum
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Curator—Naushaba Anjum, Lahore Museum

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