Lot 96

Ancient, Panchala’s of Ahichhatra "Yajnabala" Copper Unit


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 3000 - 4000
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Catalog Reference #
Unlisted in Shrimali & Mitch
Metal Composition
Copper
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
Diameter
12.34 mm
Weight
1.49 gms
Denomination
Unit
Calendar/Year
200 AD

Ancient, Panchala’s of Ahichhatra, Yajnabala (c. 200 AD), Copper Unit, 1.49 gms, 12.34 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.