Kuntala Janapada Coin Sold For INR 17,000

18 Jun 2018  Mon

The Kuntala Janapada was one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas of ancient India. Today, it includes the region of the Southern part of Maharashtra and northern part of Karnataka. In 'Markandeya Purana ' Kuntala Janapada is listed under the country of Madhya Desha. According to the Mysore Inscription Kuntala region includes the southern part of Bombay presidency and the northern part of Mysore. During the ancient times, Kuntala region was also ruled by Nanda Dynasty. This silver coin of Kuntala Janapada was sold for INR 17,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery auction house. The obverse of this coin depicts the image of 'Pulley like symbol’. The reverse of this coin has the traces of similar symbol; it may be counter struck of the similar symbol showing the counter-struck of another coin from the same type. Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery.

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