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Kausambi (Vatsa): Two coins of Sarpamitra
« on: February 01, 2015, 11:01:16 AM »
The only reference I found on these coins was JNSI IV, Part II, p. 133:

First coin (6.3 g) has the legend "Sa-pa-ma-(ta-sa)"

The second coin (7.2 g) has the legend "(Sa-)pa-ma-ta-sa"
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Re: Kausambi (Vatsa): Two coins of Sarpamitra
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 12:11:36 PM »
Very interesting find !
There is a reference to Sarpamitra in Pieper AICR, nr 989. This is a smaller fractional unit. Of some other kings units of a similar weight around 6.7 grams are illustrated.
Difficult to judge on the photos but on your top coin there seems to be a character before the first "Sa". I don't think this is "Sri" since i don't see this title on any of the other rulers coins. Might it be read as "Pra" ?
On the lower coin there migth be a vowel modificator on top of "Ma" confirming it to be read as "Mi" ?