Collection of Muhammedan coins by Unknown Artist

Bleazby collection of Muhammedan coins from the entire period of their rule in India.

Details

Medium:
Gold, silver, bullion, copper
Acquired in:
1911
Presented by:
Henry Van den Bergh through The Art Fund

Total 2.647: 173-gold; 1480-silver; 994 in bullion and copper. Two main classes: Pathan Sultans of Delhi and Moghul emperors of Delhi. These coins are part of a long series of works of art from the collection of the Henry Van den Bergh which have found their way to museums through the Art Fund at different periods since 1909, either being presented by himself, or, following his death in 1937, by his heirs.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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