Lot # 42 - Silver Drachma Coin of Harshavardhana of Post Guptas.
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Post-Guptas, Pushyabhuti Dynasty, Harshavardhana (Siladitya) (AD 606-647), Silver Drachma, Obv: side profile of the king facing left in Maukhari style with a simple crescent above, Rev: a fan-tailed peacock in the center facing left, Brahmi legend "Vijita(vanir avanapati ri sila)ditya divam jayati" around the field, 2.14g, 12.92mm, (Mitch. ACW # 4934-4935/W. Pieper # 928), about very fine, Rare.
Note: This coin was issued by the famous Pushyabhuti king Harshavardhana who ascended the throne of Thaneswar in modern-day Haryana in the 7th century C.E. His coinage follows the Madhyadesa type of the Guptas, as illustrated in this example with the fan-tailed peacock on the reverse and legends similar to the older coinage.