Department of History and Kannada,Christ University in collaboration with Karnataka Numismatics Society , Bangalore organized a one day exhibition, workshop and lecture on numismatics” on 12 July,2014 in Gourmet extension and Assembly Hall ,Block -2 from 9 am to 3pm.
The programme was divided into two slots, exhibition and lecture session.
The programme began with an inauguration of the exhibition in gourmet basement at 9.30 by Mahesh Jambulingam , President , Karnataka Numismatic Society and Dr.John Joseph Kennedy, Dean, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Christ University. Faculty members along with prominent members from Numismatics Society witnessed the session.
The next slot of the programme was held in Assembly Hall, block 2, from 9.45 am to 11 am. The session was presided by Dr. John Joseph Kennedy where Mahesh Jambulingam's lecture on numismatics included origin and preservation of coins, coins of various dynasties- Chalukyas, Cholas, Pallavas, Mughals, Mauryans, etc and of different types- punch marked, ducats, boat money,etc.He stated that the coins were of different eras starting from Magadha period to the present 21st century and of various metals- copper, silver, gold, bronze, stone, etc.
In his Presidential remarks Dr. Kennedy explained how numismatics is an important source for historical construction and hoped that students would find it noteworthy.
The exhibition session from 11 am to 3 pm consisted of a workshop and demonstration of coins in the gourmet basement. The workshop focussed on how coins must be preserved and maintained. Along with the workshop for all the interested numismatists , demonstration of various coins from different eras, of scarce metals, of varied concepts, of diverse dominant rulers and colonial governors , was done.