SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO
OCTOBER 2010 MEETING
CSNA 1268 - NASC 3026 ANAC 71399
Year XLVIII No. 10
Fourth Wednesday, October 27, 2010
North Park Recreation Center, 2719 Howard St., San Diego
5:45 p.m., Doors Open at About 5:00 p.m.
Topic This Month:
India and South Asia
India and this region of the world have a rich history of local coinage influenced by trade with Greeks, Turks and Romans. Later influences came from the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The region stabilized with India’s independence in 1948. South Asia is defined by the United Nations (UN Subregion of Asia) as comprised of the modern states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Maldives. South Asia is home to well over one fifth of the world's population, making it the most populous and most densely populated geographical region in the world. The Coin Atlas (1990) describes India as having “an independent coinage tradition which adopted and adapted many features from both the European and Islamic traditions, but has always retained a separate identity.” This month’s topic is broad and leaves plenty of room for everyone to bring in something. Mike Shaw is planning to provide us with a talk on Indian Medals. What material from this area of numismatics can you share? You’re encouraged to bring any material to show. We’ll have a raffle. Invite a friend.
OCTOBER QUIZ by Bob Fritsch
Autumn is upon us and the trees around here have put on their magnificent coats of many colors. The roads are full of “leaf-peepers” and the pumpkin festivals are in full swing. It’s a great time of year! Here are some questions about places far away – India and South Asia.
1. What name is shared by the last four rulers of Bhutan?
2. Who was the last British monarch to be featured on the coins of Ceylon?
3. How many mintmarks have been used on Republic of India coins?
4. What dating era is used on the current coins of Nepal? BONUS: How do
you convert that era to AD dating?
Schedule of Upcoming Numismatic Events
6 November – International Paper Money & Coin Show Los Angeles
12 & 13 November – Sacramento Coin Show
12 December – Heartland Coin Show, 695 Ballantyne Street, El Cajon
Show Schedule Source: Beedon’s California Show List & Coin World
Numismatic Topics 2010
November Germany, Austria, Switzerland and German Colonies
December US-related (Colonies, Territories, Tokens, Foreign Coins Struck in US, etc.)