We were offered a group of ancient Indian copper coins recently; they were issued between 59-
131 AD. They have an elephant on one side and some circles on the other side. They were
very crudely struck; after all they were a very low denomination at the time. They are from
Satavahanas, Pulomavi in India.
We went through 2,000 coins in the hoard and picked out the best ones available. We went for
the best elephants that we could find, in fact we bought only 10% of the hoard, and these were the
only ones that we thought were of sufficient quality for our customers. A very old coin but it won’t cost
you the earth. As the elephant is now endangered, we think this ancient coin is very appropriate.