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Lot # 41 - Copper Coin of Rudradasa of Audumbara Janapada.
Copper Coin of Rudradasa of Audumbara Janapada.
Copper Coin of Rudradasa of Audumbara Janapada. Copper Coin of Rudradasa of Audumbara Janapada.
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Tribal, Audumbara Janapada, Rudradasa (100 BC), Punjab Region, Post-Mauryan period, Copper Unit, Obv: a three-storied temple with an axe-shafted and a ribboned trident on the right field, the Brahmi legend “(Mahadevasa Rana Ru)dradasasa (Odubarisa)” around the field, with a wavy river-like line below, RevRevthe forepart of an elephant on the right field, the Kharoshthi legend (“Mahadevasa Rana Rudraadasasa Odu)barisa” around the field, 2.4g, 15.04x16.18mm, (Variant of Handa # Pl. VII-9), choice very fine, Very Rare.

Note: The earliest reference to the Audumbaras, or the Udambaras or the Odumbaras as they are called, is from the Ganapatha of Panini, who classifies them as being of the Rajanya class. They were amongst the most prominent tribes of ancient India and asserted their dominance from the Himachal foothills between Siramaur, Chamba, and the Yamuna. They have been credited to have issued coins and the first specimens attributed to them were identified by Alexander Cunningham around 1872-73, from the 1st century BC. These coins include square or oblong copper and round silver pieces which were found at Pathankot in Gurdaspur district in northern Punjab. They are very rare and have been discovered almost exclusively in Punjab's Kangra district.


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