AE tetradrachm of Ancient Yaudheyas, Civic Coinage (300-340 AD), early issue w/3

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Karttikeya standing facing, holding sceptre; peacock on right. In Brahmi:'Yaudheya Ganasya Jaya Tri' (Victory to the Yaudheya people, (series) three) / Goddess standing with hand on hip, wearing transparent garment, conch to the left, nandipada right. 25mm, 11.14 grams. Mitchiner ACW 4716-4718. SKU T310-Q100-50254

Yaudheya or Yaudheya Gana (Yaudheya Republic) was an ancient militant confederation. The Yaudheyas formed in the land between the Indus river and the Ganges river, called Bahudhanyaka, with their capital in Khokrakot (Rohtak). The word Yaudheya is a derivative of the word yuddha or from yodha meaning warriors. They principally were kshatriya renown for their skills in warfare, as inscribed in the Junagadh rock inscription of Rudradaman. They not only survived the Maurya Empire and Shunga Empire, but also the Kshatraps and Kushan Empire. The Yaudheya Republic flourished up to the middle to the 4th century when it was conquered by Samudragupta and incorporated into the Gupta Empire.