Rare fractional denomination - billon 1/2 drachm (1/2 karshapana) of early Satakarnis (ca.39 BC-109 AD), Chanda-Tarhala series, Satavahana Empire

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Elephant advancing right, legend in Brahmi "Rano siri Sa[takanisa]" / Ujjain symbol, pellet in each segment. 14mm, 0.9 grams. Very nice for these. cf. Mitchiner ACW 4941-4952.Rare small denomination!These coins were issued by the various Satavahana kings in Northern Deccan in the name of their family only - without mentioning the name of the King. A lot of coins attributed to this type might be of the later Satakarnis type, with a name of the King, which is simply struck off flan.