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Home > Catalog > |Asian Coins| > |Afghanistan to India| > SH12098
India, Tribal Issue, Sarabhapuriyas of Mahakosala (Chhattisgarh), Prasannamatra, c. 525 - 550 A.D.
Bracteates (a type of coin, not a denomination) were also minted in medieval Europe. They were made with very thin metal and were apparently made using a single die with the flan placed on a leather covered block, thus giving an intaglio reverse.
SH12098. Gold bracteate 12 rattis, Mitchiner ATEC 5207; cf. Baldwin 37 (4 May 2004), lot 1344; Mitchiner NI -, VF, weight 1.222g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, obverse uniface coin with Garuda bird flanked by discus and conch, Brahmi legend and jar below; extremely rare; SOLD











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