thread about Roman interactions with the ancient Tamil kingdoms, and also said how the denari influenced their local coinage, and this coin just further proves the direct connection. I can just imagine the Chera king cladding himself in a toga (probably gifted by a merchant/soldier), reclining on a cushion indulging on Roman wine and other Mediterranean treats while marveling at the artistry of the Republican/Imperial coins, and wanting to make some of his own similar to that! This is the coin I'm talking about, of course not mine (wish it was ). and more about this coin And to keep it relevant, the only Chera coin in my collection from the Kongu region of Tamilnadu where the Indo-Roman coin was found. Featuring their royal emblem bow, flanked by palm tree and a lamp in the middle, rev showing a stylized seated goddess. Circa 13-14th century.