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Jul 18 2018 14:14 EST

INDIA - NAGA EMPIRE - 4th CENTURY - KAKINI BULL - VERY SMALL COIN

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$_12 (61) $_12 (60)OLD INDIA NAGAS 7th CENTURY BULL VERY VERY SMALL COIN
COUNTRY: INDIA DENOMINATION: NAGA UNIT COMPOSITION: COPPER WEIGHT: 1.20 GRAM SIZE: 9.40 MM

Ancient indian Nagas Kakini coin was minted approx. 340 A.D. OBV: Humped Bull Standing left within a dotted circle. REV: Inscription in Brahmi script read from inside – “Maharaja Shri Ganendra”. Nine different Naga Kings were the offshoot of the Gupta Empire, and ruled an area in Northern India now modern day areas of Bharatpur, Dholpur, Gwalior and a part of Bhundelkhand. The Nagas were serpent worshipping non-Aryaan civilized race of ancient India. Many localities and cities were named after them e.g. Nagpur, Nagardhan (Nagar-Vardhan), Nagar, Karkotnagar Nagarkhonda, Nagarkot, Nagarkoil etc. They flourished in North, East, Central and South India in ancient time. The evidences from the Puranas and other sources show that the Naga kings ruled at Takshila, Tankshar, Singhpur, Tonk, Mathura,Karkotanagar, Mathura, Indaurpura, Padmavati, Kantipuri, Vidisa, Purika, Nagpura, Nandi-Vardhan, Eran, Paithan, etc. In Mahabharata period these Nagas were ruling in North West with their capital at Takshila and at Patalpuri around present Karachi and Hyderabad. From tl1ere they drifted to south and east i.e. from the Panjab to Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in a time which cannot be ascertained now.


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