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Coins of Ananda Rulers of Banwasi

The Ananda family existed in the Karwar region . Chutukulananda, Mulananda and Shivananda are the only members of the family who are known from their lead coins . There lead coins have a big nine arched hill and over this hill there is inscription . The reverse has a tree in railing with few small symbols . they are the earliest Deccan rulers who had adopted the title Raja( Rajno) on their coins . Their coins are known from Karwar area and excavations at Chandravalli , and some other places in Banvasi region . Most likely these rulers had came after the Sadakana rulers.

 

Chutukulananda (30 BC - 70 AD)

Chutukulananda
Double Karshapana , Lead
Eight arched hill with river symbol below, Inscription : Rajno Chutukulanandasa
Tree in railing of 12 squares , Nandipada



Mulananda (78 AD - 175 AD)

 Mulananda
Double Karshapana , Lead
Eight arched hill with river symbol below , Inscription : Rajno Mulanandasa
Tree in railing of 12 squares , Nandipada



 Mulananda
Double Karshapana , Lead
Eight arched hill with river symbol below , Inscription : Rajno Mulanandasa
Tree in railing of 12 squares , Nandipada , Swastika , Shrivatsa , Trangular Standard





Sivalananada (175 AD - 280 AD)

 Sivalananada
Double Karshapana , Lead
Eight arched hill with river symbol below , Inscription : Rajno Sivalanandasa
Tree in railing of 12 squares , Bow and arrow