Frog on Ancient Indian Coin

11 Dec 2017  Mon

Frog, a tiny green amphibian who keeps hopping here and there has taken its impression on coins of Ancient India. But what must have fascinated the people of Ancient India to put them on coins?

Ancient India has always been full of mystery when we talk about its symbology.

Mugamukha (200 BCE to 150 BCE) was a city-state located near the Betwa, a river in Northern India in Madhya Pradesh. The featured lead coin belongs to Mugamukha, it weighs around 3.32 grams. The obverse of the coin depicts a frog at the centre and the reverse has a Brahmi legend ‘Mugamukha’. This tiny frog coin was sold for INR 2,500 at Classical Numismatic Gallery.

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