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Satavahana, Skanda Satakarni, copper unit
« on: January 19, 2019, 05:03:59 PM »
Hi,
Satavahana Dynasty: Siri Skanda Satakarni , 156-170 AD
Obverse : Elephant to right trunk raised (partly visible ) Brahmi legends above "(Si Ri) Kha Da Sa Ta ka .." it is part of inscription " Rano Siri Khada Satakanisa "
Reverse : Ujjain Symbol
2.81gm
19 mm
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Saikat

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Re: Satavahana, Skanda Satakarni, copper unit
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 07:33:12 PM »
That's a scarce ruler you managed to find there, congratulations !

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Re: Satavahana, Skanda Satakarni, copper unit
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 09:22:57 PM »
Plus more congratulations for being able to read them and a fine overlay!

Peter
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Re: Satavahana, Skanda Satakarni, copper unit
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 04:05:56 PM »
Thanks! This year my plan is to get to start in Brahmi and for that I find the Satavahana coins are a good starting point. Only a single phrase.
Saikat

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Re: Satavahana, Skanda Satakarni, copper unit
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 08:36:39 PM »
Maybe Deyell's article on reading Brahmi could be of help?

Peter
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Re: Satavahana, Skanda Satakarni, copper unit
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 01:48:21 AM »
Yes. This article is proving very helpful to me.
Saikat