Lot 150

Ancient Kunindas Tribal Republic Amoghabhuti Silver Dramma

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 3000 - 3500
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Catalog Reference #
Pieper # 1234, pg 185
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
17.70 mm
2.35 gms
2nd-1st Century BC

Ancient, Kunindas, Tribal Republic, Amoghabhuti (2nd-1st Century BC), Silver Dramma, 2.35 gms, 17.70 mm, Obverse: Deer to right with a fire-altar on its back, Shrivatsa in between the horns, Goddess Lakshmi holding a lotus stalk in front of the deer, Brahmi legend around reading ‘RajnoKuni(m)dasyaAmoghabhutisaMaharajasa’, A nandipada between words Amoghabhutisaand Maharajasa, Reverse: Six arched hill (Chaitya) at center surmounted by an altar, Nandipada on top, Triangle standard and Swastika in left field, Tree-in-railing in right field, Wavy line (river) below, Kharoshthi legend around ‘Rana Kuni(m)dasaAmoghabhutisaMaharajasa‘ partially seen, This specimen has on the obverse, the Sanskrit word ‘Kuni(m)dasya’ instead of the usual Prakrit word ‘Kuni(m)dasa’, Pieper # 1234, pg 185, very fine, very rare.