NEW KING! INDIA, UNKNOWN KINGDOM IN SIND OR PUNJAB, Rana Vigraha Silver damma, RARE & BARGAIN-PRICED!

Ancient Coins - NEW KING! INDIA, UNKNOWN KINGDOM IN SIND OR PUNJAB, Rana Vigraha Silver damma, RARE & BARGAIN-PRICED!
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Obverse Bare-headed head of king right, dotted border around
Reverse Trident; Brahmi legend around: sri rana vigraha
Date c. 7th or 8th century CE
Weight 0.53 gm.
Diameter 10 mm.
Die axis 9 o'clock
Reference Fishman and Todd: The Silver Damma (2018), pp. 78-79.
Comments
This coin belongs to the so-called Yashaditya series, a Hunnic or post-Hunnic kingdom that existed in northern Sind and southern Punjab (Multan area) during the 6th-8th centuries. Fishman and Todd discovered this new king and published his coins in their 2018 book. They identified him as Jayasimha of the Chach dynasty of Alor.
 
Fishman and Todd don't focus on the most interesting feature of the coins of Rana Vigraha - some of his coins have portraits very similar to those we see on the coins of Yashaditya, while others (like this one) have a rather unique type of portrait that has an arc above the face and shows the king bare-headed, with dots representing his hair.
Preis SKU: 696.15
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