INDIA, KADAMBAS of BANAVASI: Krishnavarma II (516-540) Sri Dosharashi potin unit. RARE and CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, KADAMBAS of BANAVASI: Krishnavarma II (516-540) "Sri Dosharashi" potin unit. RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Circle divided into 5 wedges, Kannada legend within: sri do sha ra shi
Reverse Kannada legend: shashankah
Date c. 516-540
Weight 0.38 gm.
Diameter 11 mm.
Reference K. Ganesh: Coins of Banavasi 5.3-5.6
Comments The Kadambas of Banavasi were the first Kannadiga family to rule in Karnataka and the first to use the Kannada script on their inscriptions. Their coins, which also use Kannada letters, were unknown until a find was made in 2006. These coins have been definitively attributed to the Kadambas because they not only have various Kadamba symbols, such as conches and chakras, but one of the epithets on the coins, sri dosharashi, seen on this coin (see image below for legends), is known from inscriptions to have been used by the Kadamba king Krishnavarma II (ruled 516-540). More coins and some more background can be seen at the Kadambas of Banavasi page on the CoinIndia website. A CHOICE specimen of a RARE coin!

Please note this coin has a small perforation through it ... common in the coins of the hoard.
World Coins - INDIA, KADAMBAS of BANAVASI: Krishnavarma II (516-540)
Price SKU: 610.49
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