Lot 76

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


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 5000 - 6000
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Catalog Reference #
Unlisted in Bop & Pieper
Metal Composition
Copper
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
Diameter
17.82 x 20.86 mm
Weight
7.28 gms
Denomination
Unit

Ancient, Post-Mauryan, Mitras of Kaushambi, Brahaspatimitra, Copper Unit, 7.28 gms, 17.82 x 20.86 mm, Obv: Humped bull walking to right side above four orb ujjainisymbol, taurine standard in ariling, Rev: Tree-in-railing with four compartments, taurine standard and below traces of Brahmi legend mentioning ruler name ‘Bahasatimitasa’, 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, as per Prayag Prashasti, ultimately annexed by Samudra Gupta, the famous Gupta emperor. Unlisted in Bop & Pieper, very fine. very rare in full flan and heavy weight standard..