Author: Shreya Gupta

Shreya Gupta is a CDP PhD student at the University of Exeter and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Her doctoral research looks at the history of collecting coins in colonial India. Her work aims to bring out the role of local Indian coin collectors and historians in producing knowledge about Indian history and numismatics in colonial India.

Hornell’s Coin Collection and the Numismatic Scene in Colonial India

MAA cares for a small collection of coins from India donated to the museum by James Hornell. Hornell's records don't provide clues to his interest in numismatics. Why did he acquire these coins then?

Shreya Gupta

23 April 2024

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