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Auction 15 : Ahmedabad  Catalogue
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Auction 15
Lot 1
Ancient ( Swastika Coin )
Swastika Coin, Satavahanas, Satakarni I (1st century AD), Copper, 4.05 g, a horse standing to right with a long curled tail and a bold Swastika at its back, placed in clockwise position and traces of Brahmi legend in the top line on obv. A tree in railing on rev. Very Fine for the type, Scarce. Battles between Kshatrapa Nahapana and a Satavahana ruler have been a source of historical stories in Jain literature. The Jain chronicles speak of how the two rulers faught among themselves and how each one was to win. Moreover, the stories tell us about the final victory of t...
Estimate :
1,500 - 2,500
Opening Bid :
1,500
Realized :
6750
Lot Viewed : 91 Times
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Lot 2
Ancient ( Surashtra Janapada )
Punch-marked Coins, Surashtra Janapada (5th century BC), Silver (2), ¼ Karshapana, 0.85 g, a hare in a circle type, Unifaced and virgin coin without any counter-striking or restriking; 0.98 g, Shrivatsa type on obv, and the under-type of previous Lotus type on rev. Very Fine+, Scarce. 2 coins...
Estimate :
1,500 - 2,000
Opening Bid :
1,500
Realized :
2000
Lot Viewed : 24 Times
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Lot 3
Ancient ( Surashtra Janapada )
Punch-marked Coins, Surashtra Janapada (5th century BC), Silver (2), ¼ Karshapana, Elephant type, 0.99 g, a walking Elephant to right on obv, a hare in a circle under-type on rev; 0.95 g, a walking elephant to right with minor symbols including a Swastika on obv, a radiant Star as under-type on rev. Very Fine, Scarce. 2 coins...
Estimate :
1,500 - 2,000
Opening Bid :
1,500
Realized :
2500
Lot Viewed : 45 Times
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Lot 4
Ancient ( Indo-Greeks, Apollodotus II )
Indo-Greeks, Apollodotus II, Silver (2), Drachm, Portrait type, bust of the ruler to right with Greek legend around on obv, Kharoshthi legend around the Greek Goddess on rev; Western Kshatrapas, Nahapana, portrait type, tri-lingual with Greek, Brahmi and Kharoshthi legends. Very Fine to About Extremely Fine, Scarce. 3 coins...
Estimate :
2,000 - 2,500
Opening Bid :
2,000
Realized :
4000
Lot Viewed : 57 Times
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Lot 5
Ancient ( Satavahanas )
Satavahanas, Vasithiputra Satakarni (1st century AD), Silver, Drachm, Portrait type, with the typical portrait of the ruler to right wearing heay Kundals and curly hair at the top and a hair-knot in the front and Brahmi legend around on obv. The rev displays, Telugu-Brahmi legend of the obv legend around Ujjayini-Hill symbol. However, the coin is an error with double-striking of the reverse die at the back resulting in double impressions. Such error coins in the Satavahana coinage are very rare as there seems to be a quality check on these coins and as a result we hard...
Estimate :
17,000 - 20,000
Opening Bid :
17,000
Lot Viewed : 27 Times
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Lot 6
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Kshaharatas, Nahapana (1st century AD), Silver, Drachm, portrait type with Greek legend around on obv, Brahmi and Kharoshthi legend around the central symbol o a Thunderbolt and an arrow on rev. The rev of the coin is Double struck with Kharoshthi legend reading twice. Very Fine, Scarce....
Estimate :
1,000 - 1,500
Opening Bid :
1,000
Realized :
1100
Lot Viewed : 17 Times
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Lot 7
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Kshaharatas, Nahapana, Silver, 1.97 g, Drachm, Lakhi (Brockage) of obv with the portrait of the ruler to right and Greek legend around on obv. Deep Lakhi impression of the obv Portrait to left on rev. Mint State and very deep striking make the coin attractive and Rare....
Estimate :
4,500 - 7,000
Opening Bid :
4,500
Realized :
4500
Lot Viewed : 286 Times
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Lot 8
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Chashtana (1st century AD), Silver, Drachm, Portrait type, bi-lingual with Brahmi and Kharoshthi legends on rev, and Greek on obv, the legend on rev reads Rajno Kshatrapas Chashtanas. As Kshatrapa, three arched hill in centre and a crescent on left while a Sun on the right of the hill symbol on rev. Very Fine, Rare...
Estimate :
2,000 - 3,000
Opening Bid :
2,000
Realized :
2000
Lot Viewed : 9 Times
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Lot 9
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Ishvaradutta (AD 242), Silver, Drachm, Portrait type, Brahmi numeral 1 behind the bust as his first Regnal Year, as Mahakshatrapa on rev. Extremely Fine+, Scarce. Ishvaradutta was not from the direct lineage of the Kardamaka Kshatrapas. He seems to have usuruped the throne during the reign of Vijayasena, son of Damasena. He is also not known to have to put his patronym on his coins and also restrained from using the Royal Saka era on his coins....
Estimate :
2,000 - 3,000
Opening Bid :
2,000
Lot Viewed : 17 Times
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Lot 10
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Silver (10), Drachm, various rulers and dated coins of them: Rudradaman I as Mahakshatrapa, but undated; Damasena as Mahaksatrapa, Damasena as Madasena, Viradaman as Kshatrapas, Saka 159; Vishvasimha as Kshatrapa, Saka 200; Bhartrdaman as Mahakshatrapa, Saka 216; Vishvasena as Kshatrapa, Saka 219; Rudrasimha II as Kshatrapa, Saka 240; Rudrasena III as Mahakshatrapa, Saka 270; and Rudrasimha III as Mahakshatrapa. Very Fine to Extremely Fine, Rare as a set of 10 coins...
Estimate :
8,000 - 10,000
Opening Bid :
8,000
Lot Viewed : 19 Times
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Lot 11
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Silver (5), Drachm, Rudrasena III son of Rudradaman II, as Mahakshatrpa (4); Bhartradaman son of Rudrasena II, as Mahakshatrapa. Very Fine+ to Extremely Fine, Scarce. 5 coins...
Estimate :
2,000 - 2,500
Opening Bid :
2,000
Realized :
2000
Lot Viewed : 15 Times
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Lot 12
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Silver (5), Drachm, Rudrasena II, Saka 187; Rudrasena III (2), Kumaragupta I, Garuda type. Very Fine+ to Extremely Fine, Scarce. 5 coins...
Estimate :
2,000 - 2,500
Opening Bid :
2,000
Realized :
2250
Lot Viewed : 8 Times
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Lot 13
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Silver (5), Drachm, Vijayasena son of Damasena, as Mahakshatrapa (2); Bhartradaman son of Rudrasena II, as Kshatrapa (3). Very Fine+ to Extremely Fine, Scarce. 5 coins...
Estimate :
2,000 - 2,500
Opening Bid :
2,000
Realized :
2000
Lot Viewed : 10 Times
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Lot 14
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Silver (4), Drachm, three different rulers, Vijayasena, son of Damasena; Rudrasena II, son of Viradaman; Bhartradaman, son of Rudrasena II. Very Fine+ to Extremely Fine, Scarce. 4 coins...
Estimate :
1,500 - 2,000
Opening Bid :
1,500
Realized :
1500
Lot Viewed : 12 Times
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Lot 15
Ancient ( Western Kshatrapas )
Western Kshatrapas, Simhasena (Sister’s Son of Rudrasena III), Silver, Drachm, as Mahakshatrapa, portrait type, three arched hill symbolism on rev with Brahmi legend around reffering the name and title of Simhasena as Sister’s Son of Mahakshatrapa Rudrasena (III). Very Fine+, Rare...
Estimate :
2,500 - 3,500
Opening Bid :
2,500
Realized :
2500
Lot Viewed : 7 Times
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Lot 16
Ancient ( Traikutakas )
Traikutakas, Dhahrasena (3rd century AD), Silver, Drachm, Portrait type, three arched hill symbol on rev with Brahmi legend in Prakit-Sanskrit on rev. Centrally struck, About Extremely Fine, Scarce....
Estimate :
2,500 - 3,000
Opening Bid :
2,500
Realized :
3250
Lot Viewed : 25 Times
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Lot 17
Ancient ( Traikutakas )
Traikutakas, Dhahrasena, Silver, 1.98 g, Drachm, Portrait type, Issued from a local mint in South Gujarat or North Maharashtra, usual Brahmi legend but in bold and corrupt script on rev. Extremely Fine, Rare. These coins are reported from a single hoard found sometime in early 1990s in Southern Gujarat, comprising of 100 odd coins. No other coins of this type are reported from any other sources....
Estimate :
4,000 - 5,000
Opening Bid :
4,000
Lot Viewed : 271 Times
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Lot 18
Ancient ( Sharvva Bhattarakas )
Sharvva Bhattarakas (5th century AD), Silver (7), Drachm, Portrait type on obv, Brahmi legend around central Trishul on rev. The lot includes 2 important coins of Obverse Lakhis of this rare series. Very Fine, Very Rare to find Lakhis. 7 coins...
Estimate :
15,000 - 16,000
Opening Bid :
15,000
Lot Viewed : 6 Times
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Lot 19
Ancient ( Guptas, Chandragupta II )
Guptas, Chandragupta II (AD 375-4140, Silver, Drachm, Portrait type with the Saka Date partly readable behind the bust as Varshe 3xx. Garuda in the centre and Brahmi legend around on rev. About Extremely Fine, Scarce....
Estimate :
3,000 - 4,000
Opening Bid :
3,000
Lot Viewed : 9 Times
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Lot 20
Ancient ( Guptas, Chandragupta II )
Guptas, Chandragupta II, Silver, Drachm, Portrait type but without any traces of a date, Garuda type on rev. Nice cursive Brahmi legend around Garuda reading clearly the legend …rajdhiraj Shri Chandragupta…on rev. About Extremely Fine, Scarce....
Estimate :
3,000 - 4,000
Opening Bid :
3,000
Realized :
3000
Lot Viewed : 8 Times
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Lot 21
Ancient ( Guptas, Chandragupta II )
Guptas, Chandragupta II, Silver, Drachm, Portrait type but without any traces of a date, Garuda type on rev. Nice cursive Brahmi legend around Garuda on rev. About Extremely Fine, Scarce....
Estimate :
3,000 - 4,000
Opening Bid :
3,000
Lot Viewed : 7 Times
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Lot 22
Ancient ( Guptas, Kumaragupta I )
Guptas, Kumaragupta I (AD 414-455), Silver, Drachm, Portrait type with Date, Brahmi Va (Varshe) 110 behind the bust of the ruler but readable from outside on obv, Brahmi legend around a Garuda on rev. The date 110 in Gupta Era is equals to AD 430. Extremely Fine, Very Rare. Such dated coins of Kumaragupta I are exceedingly rare and are direct copies of the coins of their defeted predecessors, the Western Kshatrapas in Gujarat. The novelty in this coin is that it is dated in Gupta era and not in the Saka era and secondly it reads from outside the flan unlike the coins ...
Estimate :
10,000 - 12,000
Opening Bid :
10,000
Lot Viewed : 16 Times
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Lot 23
Ancient ( Guptas, Skandagupta )
Guptas, Skandagupta, Silver, Drachm, Portrait type on obv but the practice of putting dates is now eliminated, the rev has a beautiful Nandi Bull seated to right and complete Brahmi legend around with the name Shri Skandagupta above the bull. Off-centre striking on rev. About Extremely Fine, Rare. Such coins with Bull motifs were first published by Dilip Rajgor in the Numismatic Digest and were part of a hoard found in Kutch, Gujarat in early 1990s. Thee coins are not reported from any other sources than this one....
Estimate :
5,000 - 6,000
Opening Bid :
5,000
Lot Viewed : 17 Times
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Lot 24
Ancient ( Guptas, Kirtiverma )
Guptas, Kirtiverma (6th century AD), Copper, 6.83 g, Signet Ring of an Officer with the Brahmi legend reading across the face of the Seal, Kirtivermmanha. Very Fine with deep engraving, Rare. Such Signet Rings were the Royal Signs of the officers of high order and were used by them for signing and sealing Royal Farmans. Such intact pieces of history are hard to come across....
Estimate :
10,000 - 12,000
Opening Bid :
10,000
Realized :
16000
Lot Viewed : 241 Times
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Lot 25
Ancient ( Kalachuris, Krishnadevaray )
Kalachuris, Krishnadevaray, Silver, Drachm, portrait type, Brahmi legend around the central symbol of a Nandi (Bull) on rev. Centrally struck, Very Fine+, Scarce....
Estimate :
1,500 - 2,000
Opening Bid :
1,500
Lot Viewed : 5 Times
Total (201)