Drachm

Drachm -  obverseDrachm -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Principality of the Kota Kula (Kidarite Kingdom)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 360-460
Value 1 Drachm = 1/4 Unit (1)
Composition Copper
Weight 1.06 g
Diameter 12 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 109163
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Mitch AC# 3686,
Michael Mitchiner; 1978. Oriental Coins and Their Values / Volume 2. The Ancient & Classical World, 600 BC - AD 650. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom.
ACR# 1280
Wilfried Pieper; 2013. Ancient Indian Coins Revisited. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

Obverse

Shiva standing with one arm raised, his other arm above Nandi bull standing left.

Reverse

Kota symbol flanked by standards.

Edge

Plain

Comments

Often weighs about 4 grams. Perhaps Kota-Bala issue; see MAC# 3686 - 3694.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (360-460) 

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