Lot 24

Ancient Kaushambi Navika Heavy Cast Alloyed Copper With Iron Unit

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 20000 - 25000
  • Price Realised -
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Catalog Reference #
Pieper # 1141, p # 172
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
25.95 mm
9.32 gms
Heavy Unit
2nd-1st Century BC

Ancient, Kaushambi, Navika, (2nd-1st Century BC), Heavy Cast Alloyed Copper With Iron Unit, 9.32 gms, 25.95 mm, Obverse: Horse to left standing on a wavy line and facing a tree in railing, Clear Brahmi legend ‘Navikasa’ above, A four orbed Ujjain symbol on top of horse, Reverse: A bull to left facing a triangle standard (Indradhwaja), A nandyavarta symbol on its back, All within a dotted circular border, An enigmatic issue from Kausambi of a ruler by name Navika, believed to be the earliest king of Kausambi, Pieper # 1141, p # 172, very fine, extremely rare.