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Deciphering History One Coin At a Time

Deciphering History One Coin At a Time

“Mein tumhe futti cowdie be naa dungi” or “mere jeb me 5 futti cowdie be nahin hain aur mein 5 lakh ka sauda kar raha hun” Ever wondered about these “futti cowdie” dialogues in the Hindi movies. Apparently,  cowrie shells were used as coins in eastern India not too long ago. Learned this and more as I wrote this article about ancient Indian currency. Sometimes, coins spell out clear-cut answers that have resonances in today’s world. Take the case of the hoard of coins found […]