Lot 65

Ancient, City State Issue, Kurapurika, Narmada Valley, Kamshika or Bell metal


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 6000 - 8000
  • Price Realised -
  • Auction Completed!

Catalog Reference #
P. Kulkarni, ICS Newsletter No. 42
Metal Composition
Bell metal
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
Diameter
20.33 x 21.41 mm
Weight
4.07 gms

Ancient, City State Issue, Kurapurika, Narmada Valley, Kamshika or Bell metal, 4.07 gms, 20.33 x 21.41 mm, Obv: Tree-in-railing with four compartments, four orb ujjaini symbol, triangular headed standard and traces of other symbol, Uniface, Purika or Kurupurika was a well known city of Avanti area in ancient times.  Purika was situated on the banks of Narmada river and was near the city of Mahishmati.  According to Harivamsa, the city of Purika is placed between two Vindhya ranges.   The city also finds explicit references in Brahaspati Samhita and Markandeya Purana.  Purika seems to have been a rich town.  Many donative inscriptions, mentioning the city, have been found in Bharahut inscriptions.  P. Kulkarni, ICS Newsletter No. 42, Almost extremely  fine, very rare.