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PRESENTED BY Bhaú Daji, Esq., Discovery by, of Historic Names

and a Date in the Kanheri Cave-Inscriptions.* The Author. Buist (Dr. G.), Geological Observations by, on the

Quarry and Intertrappean Neptunian Stratum

of Nowrozjee Hillt. Carter (H: J., Esq.), Identity in Structure and

Composition of the Seed-like Body of Spongilla,

with the Winter-Egg of the Bryozoas
Frere (Hon. W. E.), Report by, on 236 Silver

Coins, the property of H. H. the Rao of Kutch,
forwarded by General leGrand Jacob to the
Society, for examination, with the request that
the Society would select some for themselves

and return the rest to His Highness
Luxumun, Keru, description by, of a dial-instrument

for finding out corresponding dates of the
Hindu and Christian Eras, from the beginning
of the Shalivahan Era to the end of the 30th
Century 11

B. Daji, Esq.

FROM THE 28TH NOV. 1859 TO THR 2011 NOV. 1860.

The Author,

Bhaú Daji, Esq., On the Sanscrit Poet, Kali

dasa T Carter (H. J.,F.R.S.), Observations on the Natural

History of the Lac-Insect (Coccus Lacca)**..

concluding Remarks by, on Geological Specimens from the Persian Gulf, &c., collected

by C. G. Constable, I.N.tt.
West (E.W.Esq.), Copy of the Kanheri Inscriptions

viz. 64, in 8vo. with Descriptions in English
of their respective Localities, Size, &c. and a
Plan of the Cavesit

The Author.

* See Appendix, p. lxvi.

† “ Idem, p. lxxvii. † Ann, Nat. Hist. v. 3, p. 331.

$ Seo Appendix, p. lxxviii. || Recorded.

This No. pp. 19 & 207.-The Society possessing nothing but the “ Titles" of Mr. Bhaû Daji's other communications for this year, they are not inserted. Ed.

** Ann. Nat. Hist. v. vii. p. I. It Bengal Asiat. Jour., N. 8., No. 105, p. 359. #1 This No. p. 1.

PRESENTED BY

Wilson, (Rev. J., D.D.), Memoir by, of the Honor

able Mountstuart Elphinstone*

The Author,

FROM THE 26TI NOV. 1860 TO THE 25TH NOV. 1861.6

The Author,

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Bellasis (A. F., C.S.) on Old Tombs in the Ceme

teries of Surat I
Carter (H. J., F.R.S.), further Observations by, on

the Natural History of the Lac-Insect (Coccus
Lacca) ş.....

Description by, of a portion of Granitic
Rock (Pegmatite) in a Basaltic Dyke about
seven miles from Bombay, in the Island of
Carinjal

further Observations, by, on the Structure
of Foraminifera and their larger Fossilized
Forms in Sind, ...

on contributions to the Geology of Western India **

Notes by, on the Geology of Salsette and other islands around Bombaytt...

Ditto on the Section of Trap in the Wes.
tern Ghats exposed by the Cutting for the

Bhore Ghat Incline Railwayff
Glasgow (Rev. J., D.D.), on the Rotation, Figure,

and Surface of the Moon
Newton (H., Esq., C.S.), Note by, on a Coin con-

nected with the Sah Inscription at Girnar |||.. West (E. W., Esq.), description by, of some of the Kanheri Topes, with a Plan and Drawings

Result of Excavations by in the Kanheri
Cave No. 13, with Ditto Ditto***..

• This No. p. 97.

+ Mr. Bawú Daji's Communications for this year not having been received, their “ Titles” are not inserted.Ed. # This No. p. 146.

Ann. Nat. Hist. V. vii, p. 362. || This No. p. 178. [ Id. p. 31. ** Id. p. 161.

ft Id. p. 167. 11 Id. 181. $$ Id. p. 121.

All Id. p. 15. 17 Id. p. 116. *** Id. p. 157.

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PROCEEDINGS, OFFICIAL, LITERARY, AND SCIENTIFIC.

FROM THE 24TH NOV. 1856 TO THE 30TH NOV. 1857.

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Read a letter from Professor Sinclair, stating that, when he undertook to make a Catalogue of the Library, he anticipated being shortly relieved of some extra duties that he was then performing ; but this not having taken place, he found that it was impossible for him to fulfil his intention, without making too great demands, probably, on his constitution.--11th December 1856.

With respect to the 63 Coins above mentioned, which were presented by Captain Thomas,* Dr. Leith stated that they had been found in a brass lota, not like that used in the neighbourhood at the present day, but like that used in Guzerat. The dates of those which Dr. Leith had deciphered were from A. H. 838 to 884, and the names mostly of the Koolburga princes; there were also the names of Egyptian Khalifs on them. The following is a list of those deciphered :

Two copper coins of Aboo-ul-Moozuffur Ahmed Shah Sooltan. 5, Muhumud Shah bin Muhumud Shah, 838,813. 5, Muhmood Shah bin Muhumud Shah Aboo, 863. 1, Muhmood Shah bin Muhumud Shah Sooltan. 9, Aboo-ul-Mughazee Muhumud Shah Soolt an. 11, Muhumud Shah bin Hoomayoon Shah Sooltan-ul-Motazein Shumsuldunya-ul-din, 884. 2, Hoomayoon Shah bin Muhumud Shah. 3, Muhumud Shah bin Hoomayoon Shah Sooltan. 24, Muhumud Shah bin Muhumud Shah Mahomed Shah.-12th February 1857.

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A letter from J. Muir, Esq., enclosing a printed Prospectus of a Prize offered by him for a Treatise on the Vedanta System, in German or French, and forwarded for publicity in any way the Society might think fit, having been read, it was resolved- “ That the letter and the Prospectus should be circulated for the consideration of the Committee of Management.”+-12th March 1857.

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Extract from a Note by Captain R. F. Burton, at Zanzibar, dated 28th April 1857, to the address of the Secretary of the Society:

“We left Zanzibar on the 3rd January last, and went to Pemba and Mambas ; stayed there a few days; sailed down the coast, and then

* See Presents for the Museum, p. xxiv.
+ This was finally published in the daily-newspapers of Prmhay.----Ed.

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ascended the Pangany River. As there was little interest in this country, we marched up to Fuge in Wambara; came back late in February; all caught remittent fever,—the very type of the West African yellow fever and that of Madagascar. This drove us back to Zanzibar, where we are detained by the rains. I intend personally going over to Soudan, and inspecting the Copal diggings. During the “rains” is the best time, for then the men are actually at work. There is a little upon this island, but of very poor quality. No vessels will leave this before September, so it will be a long time ere our communications and specimens can come to hand. We start for the interior as soon as the rains end, -late in May or early in Jane. We expect to reach the great Lake in a couple of months. Our party will consist of twenty armed men, ourselves included, and 120 porters for baggage, food, presents, &c. Colonel Hamerton has been a kind friend to us; full of forethought, and most anxious that we should succeed. Sayud Mujid, the young Imaum, has promised us all the aid in his favour. We have no medical man with us, but it is only on the coast that it is said to be unhealthy ; however, we should be glad of one for wounds. As yet,

r we have only had Hippopotamus shooting, killing as many as six in a single morning, the teeth of which form an export from this place. Zanzibar is dreadfully unhealthy; every European laid up with diarrhea, and the natives as sickly.”

The Secretary observed, respecting the coal from Sind presented by Colonel Turner, (see p. xxv.) that it came from a bed "eight" (?) feet thick, about 28 miles N.W. of Kotree, and thirteen W. of the Indus. It appeared to be identical in character with the coal in the neighbourhood of the Upper Indus near Kalabagh, and with that lower down thirty miles west of Dhera Ghazi Khan; with that from the Bolan Pass presented by Dr. Leith; with that of Kurrachee; of the tertiary formation in Cutch ; of that under the basalt in Bombay; of that under the laterite of Rutnagherry, and of that of the coast of Travancore (on which rests variegated sand strata, and then detrital laterite). Specimens from each of which places were in the Museum of the Society. All these carbonaceous deposits appeared to be of Eocene Age, and therefore could only be expected to yield a limited supply of fuel, which, if pure and free from pyrites, might be found very serviceable on the spot, but not of sufficient value for exportation. was but one remove from brown coal or lignite; and a much greater link existed between it and the Burdwan Coal of India thau between the latter and the coal of Newcastle, which, being the most compact of

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all, takes up the least room, while at the same time it affords in a given space, the largest quantity of material for combustion.--11th June 1857.

Report by the President, W. E. Frere, Esq., C. S., on thirteen Silver Coins found among the Ruins of Wallabhi, in Khattyawar.

“The coins presented by Col. Turner to the Society as having been found by Lieut. Trevor, of the Engineers, at Wallahbhi consist of:-

Ten of Aurungzeb.

Of one of these I am not quite certain ; but it must be either an Aurungzeb or Akbar; and as it clearly is not one of the latter, it is, I conclude, an Aurungzeb.

One of Jehandar Shah.
Two of Furrukhseer.
Of the coins of Aurungzeb :--

No. 1.--Has the same legend as Marsden DCCCLXXXIII. p. 648, except that the coin is struck at Aurungabad (not Golcondah). It is dated A.H. 1097. A:R. is not legible.

This coin has a ring in it, and has been used as an ornament.

No. 2.--Has the same legend as the last, except that it is struck at Surat. It is dated A.H. 1103, A.R. 35.

No. 3,- A coin very much defaced ; the legend as in the last; where struck is illegible, but from the similarity of the coin to No. 7, I conclude at Surat. It is dated A.H, 1104. A.R. is illegible.

No. 4.- The legend on this coin, so far as it is legible, is :

از فضل حق سکه زر بر سیم و زر پادشاه

" Per gratiam divinam summam ex auro et argento Imperator"--and the place of coinage Surat; the obverse being legible “A.R. 40.” It certainly is not like any of Akbar's ; and though the legend is not to be found among those of Aurungzeb in Marsden, I still think it to be one of his coins, Aurungzeb and Akbar being the only kings who reigned 40 years.

No.5.-A coin very much defaced ; but from the dates "A.H. 1115” and "A.R. 48" being legible, it is evident that it is one of Aurungzeb.

No. 6.-A coin with the same legend as that of No. 2, although the dates are not in the same position. The date is curious,- M1•• which might be 2800; or A.R. 28-A.H. 1100. The 28th year of Aurungzeb, however, was 1096 ; but this inconsistency is not uncommon in coins of Aurungzeb. Marsden, part II., p. 651, mentious one, dated A.R. 21, A.II. 76, whereas the correspouding A.H. to A.R. 21, would be 89.

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