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பழங்கால தமிழ் நாணயங்களை ஆவணப்படுத்துதல். Documenting Coins issued/found in Tamil nadu #30

balajijagadesh opened this issue Apr 18, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Apr 18, 2019

There were many coins issued by the Tamil kings. Many foreign coins and coins issued by other kingdoms of India were also found in Tamil Nadu. There are not enough public domain high quality photos of these coins. It would be wonderful if we can click pictures of these coins with details of coins such as issued by, period of issue, metal type, location found, etc. These resolution pictures along with details can be uploaded to commons with free licenses.

There are many prominent Tamil personalities in this field who could help us. For example Dr.R.Krishnamurthy, well known numismatist could be contacted for this work He is also President, South Indian Numismatic Society. Then His interview could be found at Dr. A. V.Narasimhamurthy, General Secretary, South Indian Numismatic Society. Also the South Indian numismatics society can be contacted and found help regarding this project. Recently in January 2019, Tamil Nadu numismatics society conducted a exhibition in Chennai.

Other numismatics society who may help in this effort. Need to contact and check if they would be interested in this project.
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Location of South Indian Numismatics society

This effort will help in documenting the rich Tamil culture. The pictures will be very helpful to increase the quality of articles regarding Tamil history.


  • Find the contact details of the persons mentioned above
  • Contact them and see their interest in this project or how can they help us
  • Details of coins to be photographed in a structured way
  • Volunteer for clicking the pictures and noting down details systematically
  • Uploading the pictures in commons with appropriate category
  • Linking the uploaded pictures in relevant category
  • If the work is large scale involving the coins in thousands, explore the possibility of applying for a GLAM grant from wikimedia foundation.

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commented Jun 28, 2019


Will attend this meet today at Tamil Virtual Academy and discuss this.


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commented Jun 29, 2019

தமிழ் இணையக் கல்விக்கழக தளத்தில் கி.கா உரிமையில் நாணயங்கள் பற்றிய பல விவரங்கள் உள்ளன.
அவற்றை விக்கியில் பகிரலாம்.

பிறகு மேலும் தேவையான விவரங்களுக்கு மன்னர் மன்னன் அவர்களை அணுகலாம்.

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