½ Kakini - Ganpati Naga

½ Kakini - Ganpati Naga -  obverse½ Kakini - Ganpati Naga -  reverse

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Issuer Naga dynasty of Narwar (Malwa Plateau)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 200-340
Value Kakini (1/2)
Currency Kakini (200-340)
Composition Copper
Weight 1 g
Diameter 10 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 33617
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References Mitch AC# 4746
Michael Mitchiner; 1978. Oriental Coins and Their Values / Volume 2. The Ancient & Classical World, 600 BC - AD 650. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom.


Humped Bull


The Puranas state that there were nine rulers in the Naga family of Padmavati, but does not give either their names or their order of succession. One of them is Ganapati-naga. The coins of Ganapati-naga are much more common at Mathura than at Padmavati.

The various Kings of the Nagas of Narwar issued coins of ¼, ½ and 1 kakini, from 5–15 mm in size and all issued in bronze. Designs were humped bull facing left, wheel peacock, trident and various other designs. The Nagas of Narwar occupied the region of Padmavati, Kantipuri, Mathura and Vidisha around the period of 200-340 AD. In this period there was substantial trade between India and Rome in spices, fabric and gold.

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