Item 79 out of 836
Lot # 79 - Silver Drachma Coin of Harshavardhana of Post Guptas of Pushyabhuti Dynasty.
Silver Drachma Coin of Harshavardhana of Post Guptas of Pushyabhuti Dynasty.
Silver Drachma Coin of Harshavardhana of Post Guptas of Pushyabhuti Dynasty. Silver Drachma Coin of Harshavardhana of Post Guptas of Pushyabhuti Dynasty.
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Post-Guptas, Pushyabhuti Dynasty, Harshavardhana (Siladitya) (AD 606-647), Silver Drachma, Obv: head of king to left in maukhari style with crescent above, hint of legend at left, Rev: fan-tailed peacock facing, brahmi legend around 'Vijitavanir avanapati sri Siladitya divam jayati',  2.24g, 14.34mm, (MACW # 4933), about extremely fine, almost complete legend, Very Rare.

This Coin the famous King Harshavardhana, who ascended the throne of Thaneswar (Haryana), he belonged to Pushyabhuti Dynasty.  His coins follow the Madhyadesa type of the Guptas, with the fan-tailed peacock reverse and the same legend terminology, However, the style of the head on the obverse is quite different,