Finally won one! Steve Album event

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Ended up getting a rare/ unknown coin.After the Gupta Empire died off/ new Dynasties took over/ one was the Ratas of Samatatas
    AV Stater ND struck 640-56 AD under a King named Bhaskaravarman.

    22mm. 5.76g.

    obv: Archer holding bow and arrow/ with chakra (wheel) symbol

    Sri Kumara

    rev: Goddess right/ long flowing drapes


    ex: CNG Auction 26 samatata-temp-bhaskaravarman-ca-640-656-6696820-XL.jpg
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    What country is this coin from ? Guessing ancient India ?
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  4. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    Wow that's just stunning! I looked on Zeno for any comparable examples but this one is unique with the chakra wheel on the obverse to the left of the man. Here is a somewhat similar coin that is the closest to yours but there are still quite a few different details.

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  5. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    LOL, hate to ask you what it went for.
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  6. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    $1300US:) Bargain.....
  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Back then Bengal/ today India.:)
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  8. FrizzyAntoine

    FrizzyAntoine Active Member

    Awesome start to the year John!

    I need to grab more subcontinental gold at some point (only a humble pagoda at the moment), hopefully a Vasudeva I Dinar soon, but might wait and see if/when the gold price dips again before pulling the trigger. It's been a frustrating start to the year with heritage and triton, but I suppose I can't really complain since I did win something in CNG e483 before all this madness :)
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  9. kountryken

    kountryken Active Member

    As always, great coin. Thanks for posting.
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  10. david clark

    david clark Member

    quite a sweet little near gem, great quality for the era and location. I'm a big fan of Mr. Steve Album's scholarship, expertise, and Honesty!
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  11. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Sweet looking gold, congrats.
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  12. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    I really like your new coin!

    I looked up the meaning of the name Bhaskara Varman:

    Bhaskara: Means "shining", derived from a combination of Sanskrit भास (bhasa) meaning "light" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is another name of the sun and the Hindu god Shiva.

    Varman: Meaning. Shield. Region of origin. India. Varman or its variants, Varma, Verma, Varman, Burman or Barman, are surnames that are used in India & South-East Asia.


    So, basically «Shining Panzerman», then. How appropriate. :)

  13. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    Cool coin
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  14. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Very nice! I love Indian gold, especially ones from the obscure kingdoms that would have been totally unknown were it not for the coins they issued.

    I placed a few bids in that auction - got outbid by $20 on one, blown out of the water on the rest :(
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    So far/ 2/ more bid today.
    Also got a unpublished AV Octangular Kupang from Johore 1597-1615:happy:
    at $260/ in AU quality. Sultan Aluaddin Riayat Shah III
    Seems he made War on the Portuguese around Malacca. Lucky for him he had help from the Dutch. 39430186_1m.jpg 39430186_2m.jpg
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