• NUMISMATICS AS A SOURCE OF AFRICAN HISTORY
    WORLD HISTORY

    NUMISMATICS AS A SOURCE OF AFRICAN HISTORY

    Numismatics is the study of coins. This study helps us to know where the coins were minted and found. Advanced economy: Numismatics studies has proved that Africans had an advanced economy in minting of coins. Numismatics throws light on trade contacts between people. For an example the discovery of 240 coins at Kilwa on the East African Coast show that from the 13th century AD, the sultans of Kilwa had their own mint. Accurate date: Numismatic gives accurate dates, names, places and events. For example the king list of Kilwa came to light when the 240 coins were discovered. It showed the sultans of the Swahili Coast. Reliable: Discovered coins…

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