The Coin Kit is a product of Cultre, a creative and cultural enterprise
that is incubated at IIT-Kanpur and IIM Lucknow. This is a hands-on experiential kit
that has been created for any and all enthusiasts aged 8+. The Coin CultreBOX is an
attempt to not only educate, but also entertain. With this kit, you can set off on an
archaeological adventure, right from your homes. The kit has been designed and
developed in close collaboration with domain experts.
There is an illustrated information booklet which will tell you about the history and
evolution of Indian coins, right from times when beads and cowrie shells were used
as money, to the advent of punch-marked or Aahat coins, and down to the present
day forms of currency. Contained in the box is a digging brick that hides within itself
some punch-marked coin samples, as well as some examples of ancient currency
types. Use the digging tools and implements provided to dig deep and uncover the
precious coin treasure! The CultreBOX also helps develop cognitive skills such as
attention, imagination, working memory, concentration and interpretation.
• STEP INTO THE WORLD OF NUMISMATICS & ARCHAEOLOGY: With the
CultreBOX Coin Kit, you get a chance to learn all about numismatics as well as trace
the historical journey of coinage in India. In addition, you will also have first-hand
experience of an archaeological excavation, digging up your own punch-marked
coins and other exciting forms of ancient currency!
• EXPERTISE: This children’s educational kit has been designed and developed
with the support of, and incubation at, IIT-Kanpur and IIM Lucknow. It is built in
collaboration with domain experts.
• EASY & ENGAGING LEARNING: The Coin Kit comes with a brilliantly illustrated
information booklet (which can also double up as a poster for your room) that will
satisfy your child’s curiosity on how coinage began, what kind of currencies different
dynasties introduced and will give them knowledge about punch-marked coins.
Learn about coin designs and motifs, minting techniques and get acquainted with
interesting facts about Indian coinage. And as the lead archaeologist in-charge of this
dig, you get to unearth the coin treasure it holds!
• START YOUR OWN COIN ASSEMBLAGE: Beyond just digging, players can also
start their own coin collection — this could encourage a new hobby.
• PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION: Give your child the gift of the CultreBOX,
which provides them with an interesting activity to engage in, while allowing them a
chance to hone their cognitive skills like attention, working memory, concentration
and many others, without any added screen time. Order your CultreBOX now!
11. Dimensions of the product: 14 x 5 x 14 cm (L x W x H), 0.45 kg
13. Minimum order quantity: 1
14. Product Category: Toys and Games, Educational Kit
15. Craft: Metalworking
16. Materials Description: Clay, Cocopeat, Brass, Wood
17. Technique Description: Metalworking
We, at Cultre, aim to create tangible products that bridge the understanding of India’s rich culture and heritage to the modern era. With the combined efforts of cultural institutions, historians, master craftsmen, product designers, and Cultre, comes the CultreBOX - all things culture, in a box.
CultreBOX takes a multidisciplinary approach to heritage focusing on technology, material, and process. It presents advanced concepts in an engaging and experiential format