Lotus on Kadamba Coin

13 Jul 2018  Fri

Lotus is one of the flowers which plays a significant part in Indian traditions. It also has an important role in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. Lotus is often associated with the gods and goddesses such as Vishnu, Brahma, Kubera, Lakshmi and Saraswati.

Lotus is considered to be a symbol of beauty, prosperity and fertility. In Buddhism, it is considered to be the purity of body, speech and mind. The lotus also extends a spiritual meaning. It represents a higher level of consciousness when it searches for enlightenment and purity.

The above shows a potin coin, it was issued by the feudatories of the Satavahanas, Kadamba dynasty. The weight of the coin is around 0.26g. This coin is a uniface coin, it depicts the image of a six-petalled lotus within a circle on the obverse side of the coin. The reverse of this coin is blank

Image Courtesy: Oswal Auction