Thursday, 15 February 2018

Bhanumitra Extremely Rare Copper Karshapana Coin of Panchala Dynasty.



Panchala Dynasty, Bhanumitra (1-20 AD), Copper Karshapana, Obv: goddess lakshmi facing, flanked by eight-arched hill and stylized fire altar with serrated line below, brahmi legend (“Rajno Bhanumitrasya”) above, Rev: tree in railing, 8.36g, 20.85mm, Unlisted type, choice extremely fine+, Extremely Rare.



This rare series is known only from a hoard discovered a few years ago that contained the coins of Bhanumitra, recently in an article by the Wilfred Pieper he mentioned that he believes that the deity is Mansadevi.