Bronze stater of Sangrama Deva (1003-1028), pre-Islamic Kashmir, India

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Highly stylized King standing facing, sacrificing at altar at left, legend at right in Sharada script: Jaya // Ardochsho (Lakshmi) seated facing in lalitasana (with right leg folded under and left leg hanging down), holding diadem in right hand and long-stemmed lotus in left hand, legend in Sharada script: Sa-ngrama. 21mm, 5.82 grams. Very attractive. Mitchiner NIS 179-180. SKU T570-21735

Sangrama Deva was the founder of the Lohara dynasty; he was the nephew of Didda Rani. This coin is much nicer in hand than the photo indicates.