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- P-Auction # 37
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Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi, Vishnuvardhana I alias Vishama Siddhi (6 Century CE), Copper Base Alloy Unit, Vishnukundin type, Obv: a roaring lion standing facing the right with one foreleg raised, its tail curled towards its back, a Srivatsa in front, the Brahmi legend “Shri Vishama” above, Rev: a bold Srivatsa between two tridents, a linear border with serrations around the field, 2.65g, 15.88mm, (Variant of Chattopadhyaya # 64, Unlisted type), sharp strike, about extremely fine, Rare.
Note: The Eastern Chalukya rulers continued minting their coins in the same fashion as their predecessors, the Vishnukundins. Coins of this ruler are to be known in two different arrangements of Brahmi legends, one with a long title 'Shri Vishama Siddhi' and another one struck at a later stage with the shortened form of Brahmi legend 'Shri Vishama'.