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Lot # 15 - Bell Metal Coin of Satakarni I with Queen Naganika of Satavahana Dynasty of Maharashtra.
Bell Metal Coin of Satakarni I with Queen Naganika of Satavahana Dynasty of Maharashtra.
Bell Metal Coin of Satakarni I with Queen Naganika of Satavahana Dynasty of Maharashtra. Bell Metal Coin of Satakarni I with Queen Naganika of Satavahana Dynasty of Maharashtra.
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Satavahana Dynasty of Maharashtra, Satakarni I with Queen Naganika (100 BC), Copper (Bell metal) Unit, Obv: Brahmi legend “Naganikaya” in the central tablet in the shape of rectangle, Brahmi legend divided by rectangle “(Si)ri Satakanisa”, a object is railing at right field 2x5 square boxes, Rev: Ujjaini symbol with swastika symbols in each orbs and dot in each quadrant all within a square, 6.9g, 19.42mm, (Satavahana Coins, D R Reddy # Fig.13), about very fine with almost complete details visible on the coin, Extremely Rare.

It is one of the earliest indigenous examples where one finds joint issue in the name of both the King and the Queen. Naganika was the first Queen from the Indian sub-continent to have struck coins in her name, jointly with her husband Satakarni. Famous for the dedicatory inscription in the Satavahana family temple at Naneghat, she is known to have performed several sacrifices, including two Ashwamedha Mahayajnas.