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Question

Consider the following statements :

1. Study of coins is an important source of tracing history of a nation.
2. Coins depict evolution of scripts and interplay of languages and kingdoms.
3. Coins were always a monopoly of the rulers in India.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

A
1 only
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1 and 2
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1 and 3
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1,2 and 3
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Solution

The correct option is B 1 and 2
Numismatics helps in understanding history of a country, a region, its rulers, religion and time period, economic situation, evolution of script and language and so on. In Indian scenario, coins were also issued by trade guilds in the ancient period. It was not the sole right of the ruler.

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