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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 673. Estimate $600. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANCIENT. INDIA, Tribal coinage. Audumbaras, "Mahadeva." Circa 1st century BC. AR Drachm (2.23 gm, 6h). "Bhagavata mahadevasa rajarana" in Karosthi, brahma bull standing left; lotus flower(?) before / "Bhagavata-mahadevasa rajarana" in Brahmi, Elephant standing right; trident before. Cf. Sharan pg. 246, 2 = BMCAI 13; MIG -; MACW -. Good VF, toned, softly struck. Extremely rare. ($600)

See D. Handa, "Coins attributed to the Audumbara king Mahadeva," NumChron 1993, for a discussion on the potential attribution of these coins to the Vemaki tribe.