INDIA, YAUDHEYA: Copper coin with Karttikeya and Devasena. Rare with CONCH.

Ancient Coins - INDIA, YAUDHEYA: Copper coin with Karttikeya and Devasena. Rare with CONCH.
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Yaudheya tribe
c. 3rd-4th century AD
AE unit (25 mm, 11.28 g)
 
Obverse: Unicephalic Karttikeya standing facing, holding a spear in his right hand, with a rooster to right; Brahmi legend Yaudheya-ganasya jaya around and Brahmi letter Tri to top left
Reverse: Goddess Devasena (consort of Karttikeya) standing slightly turned to her left with right hand extended, with shankh to left and srivatsa to right
Ref: MACW 4707-4710
 
The Yaudheyas were a powerful tribe in north India, famous for their martial skills.  Karttikeya, the Hindu god of war and son of Lord Shiva, was their chief deity.
 
A rare variety with conch and srivatsa on reverse.
 
 
Prix SKU: TR-053
US$ 95.00
  • € 83.71
  • £ 70.02
  • AUD 132.05
  • CHF 86.67
  • CAD 118.97

Cotation au: 01/22/22

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