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Ancient coins of Eran and Vidisha, India

Pre-Satavahana Kings

eran488
Copper 1/2 karshapana
Narayanamitra
five punch type
  5.02 g., 20x17 mm.
Railed Indradhvaja in centre; elephant on right; taurine fixed in open railing on left river at the bottom and legend punch on top reading rajno narayanamitasa
Blank reverse



eran489
Copper 1/2 karshapana
Bhumidata
six punch type
  5.10 g., 21x21 mm.
Railed tree in centre; elephant on left and railed Indradhvaja on right;  river at the bottom; on top right taurine in fixed railing and on top left legend  punch reading rajno bhumidatasa
Blank reverse



eran490
Copper 1/2 karshapana
Hastideva
four punch type
4.89 g., 18x14 mm.
Railed tree on left and taurine fixed in open railing on right; river at the bottom; upside down legend punch at the top reading hathidevasa
Blank reverse


ravibhuti
Copper 3/8 karshapana
Ravibhuti
four punch type
3.54 g.
Lotus flower, river symbol, tree, legend rajno ravibhutisa
Large countermark depicting standing human figure beside Indradhvaja



bhanumitra
Copper 1/4 karshapana
Bhanumitra
4 punch type
2.19 g., 18 mm.
Legend punch at right reading rajno bhanumitasa; river symbol below, above the river an 'Ujjain symbol' on left and railed tree on right
Large countermark depicting standing human figure beside Indradhvaja



vasumitra
Copper 3/4 karshapana
Vajimitra
five punch type
6.61 g.
River at the bottom; elephant on the right; Brahmi legend vasumitasa on the left; elaborate 'Ujjain symbol' on top left and railed tree on top right
Blank reverse




vajamitra
Copper 3/4 karshapana
Vajimitra
five punch type
6.42 g., 21x20 mm.
River at the bottom; elephant on the right; Brahmi legend vajimitasa on the left; 'Ujjain symbol' at the top; tree symbol (not visible on this specimen)
Blank reverse



eran491
Eran-Vidisha
Copper 1/2 karshapana
Damabhadra
four punch type
  3.85 g., 17x16 mm.
Double orbed 'Ujjain symbol' on left and railed tree on right; river at the bottom; legend punch on top reading damabhadasa
Damaru symbol flanked by two swastikas


Satavahana Kings

Satakarni (1st century BC)

eran493
Copper 3/8 karshapana
five punch type
  3.64 g., 20x17 mm.
From left to right elephant, 'Ujjain symbol' with crescent and railed Indradhvaja; river at the bottom; legend punch on top reading siri satakanisa
Blank reverse



eran satakarni
Copper 3/8 karshapana
five punch type
  3.51 g., 20x20 mm.
From left to right elephant, 'Ujjain symbol' with crescent and railed Indradhvaja; river at the bottom; legend punch on top, weak letters, but probably reading siri satakanisa
Blank reverse



See also:
Eran coins
 Vidisha coins