Lot 73

Ancient, Post-Mauryan, Mitras of Kaushambi, "Jethmitra" Copper Unit


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 7000 - 8000
  • Unsold
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Catalog Reference #
Unlisted in Major catalogues
Metal Composition
Copper
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
Diameter
17.36 mm
Weight
5.33 gms
Denomination
Unit
Calendar/Year
200 BC

Ancient, Post-Mauryan, Mitras of Kaushambi, Jethmitra (c. 200 BC), Copper Unit, 5.33 gms, 17.36 mm, Obv: Horse running to left side front of bold nandipada and other symbols, Rev: Goddess Lakshmi standing facing front holding objects and vertically Brahmi legend on right side Jethamitsa, This coin belongs to post Mauryan monarchical series of Kaushambi.  Many kings of this series viz. Parvata, Agnimitra, Brahaspatimitra, Jyeshthamitra, Surmitra, Varunmitra, Pothmitra, Rajmitra, Rajnimitra, Prajapatimitra, Devmitra etc are known from this highly important and scarce series of local coinage of Kaushambi. After the aforesaid kings, Kaushambi was under the control of Kushans for a while, where after a new dynasty of Magha kings ruled over this place, which was ultimately annexed by Samudra Gupta (as per Prayag Prashasti), Unlisted in Major catalogues, very fine, very scarce.