486 Full Unit Coin (Srivatsa/Sun)

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Pyu
Burma (Myanmar)
circa 5th - 8th century
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Silver
Style
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Provenance
A full unit coin. The obverse depicts a variation of the Srivatsa (Temple of Sri) design with sun and moon on top, swastika on left, Bhaddapittha emblem on the right. The reverse depicts a stylized rising sun surrounded by a circle of dots.
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Coin, Full Unit, Srivatsa, Bhaddapittha, Sun, Moon, Swastika, Conch
Notes
Excellent condition.
The swastika is recognized as a Sanskrit good luck symbol, signifying the sun or life. Sri is the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. The Bhaddapittha 'emblem' is believed to symbolize the world separating the heavens from the underworld.
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Reference
Robinson, Shaw. Coins and Banknotes of Burma.
Luce. Phases of Pre-Pagan Burma. Vol 1-2
Mitchiner. Oriental Coins and Their Values
Gutman. "The Ancient Coinage of Southeast Asia", Journal of the Siam Society. Jan 1978 pg 8-22
Malter. Auction XXXIX
Pal. Indian Sculpture
Aung Thaw. Historical Sites in Burma
Aung Thaw. The Excavations at Beiktano
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1-1/4" (3 cm)
Value
Please call for pricing.
Height
1-1/4" (3 cm)
Full Unit Coin (Srivatsa/Sun)
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486
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