Panchala Kingdom

03 Nov 2020  Tue

The Mitra kings ruled the Panchala in 150 BCE, they are known to issue coins and most of the coins have the rulers name in Brahmi. Scholars are of the opinion these coins are recognized as some of the earliest indigenous coins to carry legends. The image of a deity is seen on the coins of Panchala which is closely associated with the name of the ruler.

The featured coin in the image belongs to Jayamitra of c.100 BCE. The Cooper unit has a deity standing on a rectangular pedestal and the reverse has a bold square punch of Panchala symbols or three stylized symbols and Brahmi legend ‘Jayamitasa’ below. Their coins are very interesting to study and surf more of these Panchala coins on our Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auctions

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