Lot 115

Ancient, Panchala of Ahichhatra, Yajnabala, Copper Unit

Auction # 5 Lucknow (Online)

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 1200 - 1500
  • Price Realised -
  • Auction Completed!

Catalog Reference #
Unlisted in Shrimali & Mitch
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
12.35 mm
1.06 gms
c. 200 AD

Ancient, Panchala of Ahichhatra, Yajnabala (c. 200 AD), Copper Unit, 1.06 gms, 12.35 mm, Obv: A deity standing on a pedestal, Rev: Square punch showing three stylized symbols and Brahmi legend ‘Yajnbala’, Panchala was one of the most illustrious kingdoms of ancient India. This has numerous references in religious texts.  Present series of more than 48 kings known so far is among the finest and most systematic ancient numismatic series of India. Out of above 48+ kings, only 3 kings i.e. Yajnabala, Agnimitra and Chandmitra) issued coins in bell metal also (like the present coin), Unlisted in Shrimali & Mitch, very fine, very scarce.