INDIA, VEMAKA: Mahadeva silver drachm with swastika above elephant. UNLISTED and SUPERB.

Ancient Coins - INDIA, VEMAKA: Mahadeva silver drachm with swastika above elephant. UNLISTED and SUPERB.
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Vemaka tribe of ancient Punjab
Mahadeva, c. 150-130 BC
AR drachm (17 mm, 2.27 g)
 
Obverse: Elephant standing right holding plough in raised trunk, with trident-battleaxe at right and Brahmi legend (Bhaga)vata Mahadevasa/ Rajarajno around
Reverse: Humped bull to right with lotus flower on right and Kharoshthi legend around
 
Ref: Pieper, Ancient Indian Coins Revisited, 1148 var.; HGC 12, 830 var.
 
These silver coins were issued by Mahadeva, an indigenous ruler in the Punjab, in response to the silver drachms of the Indo-Greeks. As the design elements on Mahadeva's coins are the same as those on Vemaka chief Rudravarman's, these coins are attributed to the Vemaka tribe.
 
Mahadeva's silver coins are all rare. This type with Rajarajno legend is far more rare than the standard Rajaraja legend.
 
In addition, the swastika above the elephant is UNLISTED. Only swastikas above the bull are known so far.
 
Extremely Rare and SUPERB.
Prix SKU: TR-009
US$ 2,200.00
  • € 1,918.05
  • £ 1,688.27
  • AUD 3,081.34
  • CHF 2,190.60
  • CAD 2,866.90

Cotation au: 10/19/18

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