Author Topic: Satavahanas: Inscribed Potin Coins, 4 different Kings, Elephant/Ujjaini type  (Read 3197 times)

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Offline mitresh

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Coin 1

Satavahanas, Siri Satakarni, Potin, Tarhala hoard type

Coin 2

Satavahanas, Siri Yajna Satakarni, Potin, Tarhala hoard type

Coin 3

Satavahanas, Siva Siri Pulumavi, Potin, Tarhala hoard type

Coin 4

Satavahanas, Siri Pulumavi, Potin, Tarhala hoard type


I don't have the weight of these coins ready in hand but will post them soon.

While Coins 1-3 are circular, Coin 4 is unusually oval shaped. Maybe it is the way the flan was rolled or perhaps a die striking anomaly?
« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 05:52:34 PM by THCoins »
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Not sure from the pictures, but numbers 2 and 3 look cast, while number 4 looks struck, but they may also all be struck, on account of the eccentricity of the right sides. You don't get such a frayed edge when casting, but you will get it if the flan has cooled off too much. Number 4 may be carelessly rolled. That might be an indication that there was more of a hurry when number 4 was made. War, maybe?

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It is always nice to see these in a group to observe the differences. Thanks for showing these.

Offline Quant.Geek

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Nice coins Mitresh!  There seems to be an influx of Satavahana coins lately.  Glad there is more inroads toward the Southern Peninsula of India  :)
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Thanks Guys. Yes Ram, you are right, Southern coins are distinct in their own right and its a joy to study and collect them.
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Hi Mitresh,

Plz see if the coin sequence is incorrect when compared with the info at the top: (i) coin 1 - as it is (ii) coin 2 - 'Siva Siri Pulumavi' (iii) coin 3 - 'Pulumavi' and (iv) coin 4 should be 'Yajna Satakarni'

Plz ignore if i am wrong  :)

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Suresh

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You may be right as I might have mixed up the text description with the image sequence. As I can't read Brahmi, I'll assume your view is correct. Thanks.
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i think the legends are tentatively like this:

(i)  (.. रि)सातकणिस
(ii )  (सिव)सिरि पुडु..
(iii).. पु(डुमा)..
(iv)  सिरि यञ सात..

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I can read some Brahmi, but had not noticed, (nor tried actively to transcribe the legends).
I have to agree with Suresh however, the order of the initial discriptions does not fit with the coins.
As also not everyone will be able to link the Devanagari with the Brahmi, here a very quick overlay:

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Fantastic Suresh and Brilliant Anthony. Superb teamwork. Thanks a ton!
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Thanks Mitresh, Anthony

Sorry for my 'Devanagari-only transcriptions'. In future (if there is a chance), I will use 'Devanagari+Roman'. Btw, I can read simple Brahmi only :)

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No reasons for sorry, thanks for coming forward. By supporting and questioning eachother we keep advancing !


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Siri Pulumavi from my humble collection..

Offline Figleaf

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Wow! A glamour picture of a fantastic coin. :perfect:

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Nothing humble about this coin, i think. The fact that the whole name is readable on flan makes adds to making this a choice specimen !