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Friday, August 1, 2008

Coins of Silalu Siri (Earliest Inscribed Coins)

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The earliest inscribed coins found at Malhar belong to a ruler named Silalu Siri. Palaeographically, his coins are placed in the 1st Century BC. Initially the reading on the coin was confusing and appeared as if it is Salapusa but later, addition of more coins made the legend clear. Few of his coins are overstruck with the typical Malhar Symbol "" (Device) and it appears within an incuse. All coins are in lead and do not bear any symbol on the reverse.

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