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Offline Quant.Geek

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2012, 01:09:34 AM »
Finally I got the answer for the attribution of the last Satavahana coin. It is Kumbha (or Kubha as read by Mitchiner) Satavahana (c. AD 224-248).
I was lucky that I could show the image to Shailendra Bhandare. He did his thesis on the Satavahanas and is most knowledgeable about this series.
This type seems to originate from northern Karnataka. Mitchiner locate these ruler in the north-western Deccan.
You must be very lucky with this extremely nice and rare coin.

OMG!  That is simply amazing.  I cannot thank you enough to take the effort to research and come back with an attribute.  This is now just the beginning for me.  You have opened the door to a huge area for me to further research the kingdom as well as any modifications to the Brahmi Script.  Please also thank Shailendra Bhandare for the assistance as well.  I will definitely look up his thesis for more relevant information...

Cheers,

Ram
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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012, 11:53:28 PM »
Here is a closeup of the 1st coin's legend and its equivalent Brahmi in detail.

Cheers,

Ram


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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012, 11:34:05 PM »
To better learn Brahmi (thanks to I. Mahadevan's book), I figured I would give a closeup of the 2nd coin and its legend as well.  There are some weird characters (or additions) which I couldn't figure out.  So any help in that area is much appreciated. I photoshopped the picture to highlight the script better, so it is a bit dark, but the highlights are shown.  There are some additional strokes that I am a bit puzzled by which is highlighted by arrows.  Any insight is most welcome.  This would not have been possible without Oesho & Bhandare, my sincere thanks goes out to them...

Cheers,

Ram

PS: The legend can also be read as kumbha as there might be a dot above the ku, but it is cut-off. I am using Mitchiner's attribution and hence reading it as Kubha...
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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2013, 08:24:14 AM »
can you identify this big satavahana coin 3 cm dia

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2015, 05:22:07 AM »
I recently acquired a Satavahana coin however the brahmi script does not seem to be having a calligraphy, if that's the term, which is similar to many of the coins posted on this thread. Would appreciate if you could have a look at it and let me know if it seems to be a fake.

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2015, 06:05:00 PM »
This last coin does look a bit weird. The surface looks a bit to "complex" for the common fakes. Could be the result of some bad surface corrosion plus later preservation attempts though.

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2015, 03:12:56 AM »
Appreciate your feedback Anthony! It sure looks like it's been at the bottom of a stream or something like that especially in the last picture. The elephant does look majestic though which was the reason the coin kind of warmed up to me.

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin: Yajna and Kumbha Satakarni
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2020, 11:21:49 AM »
Small addition to an old post. At the time i thought i should keep my eyes open for some of the more rare Satavahana elephant types like Kumbha Satakarni.
The rarity of this one is supported by the many years it took before i stumbled upon one, unattributed and at a reasonable price:

Legend "SiRi KumBha SaTaKaNiSa"
Potin 20 mm, 2.22 gr

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin: Yajna and Kumbha Satakarni
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2020, 12:18:52 PM »
You're lucky.

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin: Yajna and Kumbha Satakarni
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2020, 01:05:06 PM »
Thanks Oesho !

Part luck, part patience i'd like to think  :)

Anthony

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Re: Questionable Satavahana Coin: Yajna and Kumbha Satakarni
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2020, 01:14:19 PM »
And part knowledge. Like being able to read the legend.

BTW, another fine picture.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.