Author Topic: Post Mauryas: Western Malwa, 200 BC, Copper, Lion type, uniface  (Read 222 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mitresh

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 807
Post Mauryas, 200BC, Local Civic Issue, Western Malwa region, Copper, 3.90g, Uniface

Obv: Lion facing left; Indra-dhwaja (Triangle headed standard) in front; plant below

Rev: Uniface/ blank
In the quest for Excellence, there's no finish line.

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 29 286
Re: Post Mauryas: Western Malwa, 200 BC, Copper, Lion type, uniface
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 05:41:38 PM »
What a great coin, Mitresh. It tickles the imagination. It would have instilled local pride in an adult. A child would have looked at it starry-eyed. A priest would have used it to make a point. A leader would have given it an approving look. You can just hold it in your hand, and try to conceptualise 2200 years.

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

Offline mitresh

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 807
Re: Post Mauryas: Western Malwa, 200 BC, Copper, Lion type, uniface
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 06:53:24 AM »
Thanks Peter. At first look, it appeared to me as a dog, of the low-height breed type, before discussion with seniors resolved it in favour of a Lion.
In the quest for Excellence, there's no finish line.

Offline THCoins

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5 477
Re: Post Mauryas: Western Malwa, 200 BC, Copper, Lion type, uniface
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 09:50:52 AM »
This looks like a cast specimen, but then i would expect the Indra-dhwaja standard to be fully on flan ?
At first look i's classify the animal as a sheep. But historically, lion seems much more likely.

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 29 286
Re: Post Mauryas: Western Malwa, 200 BC, Copper, Lion type, uniface
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 09:51:35 AM »
Funnily, my reaction was the same. In cat-like animals (including lions), the part of the torso behind the ribs tends to slope upwards, while in dog-like animals (including wolves), that tendency is less pronounced. Anyway, let's agree that it is not a koala :)

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

Offline drnsreedhar

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 473
Re: Post Mauryas: Western Malwa, 200 BC, Copper, Lion type, uniface
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 06:49:30 PM »
Great coin Mitresh. It gives me a nostalgic feel. Really those days are gone!
Dr.Sreedhar