Gold Dinar of Sasanka, King of Gauda

11 Aug 2020  Tue

King Sasanka also is known as Shashanka or Sasanka-Deva was the first independent king of a unified polity in the Bengal region. King Sasanka is considering as the founder of Gauda Kingdom. King Sasanka is also considering one of the major figures in the history of Bengal. King Sasanka reigned during 7th Century CE and he also ruled some of the historical places during his rule between 600 CE and 636CE.

This gold DianarAbisheka type was issued by king Sasanka during his reign. The weight of this gold Dinara is around 8.94g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Shiva nimbate, seated facing right reclining on the recumbent bull to left, with the moon to left’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘ Abhisheka Lakshmi nimbate, holding a lotus seated cross-legged on a lotus with Brahmi legend Sri Shashanka’.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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