Yaudhey Coin:A Numismatic-Philatelic Study

By R.K.Mishra

\"\"A Postage Stamp of Gold Coin of the Kushan rular Kanshika was issued on 27th Jyly1978 by India Post.Coin of the Yaudheyas -Yaudheya Gana was an ancient tribal confederation that lived in the area between the Indus River and the Ganges River. They find mention in Pāṇini\’s Ashtadhyayi. Yaudheyas perhaps spans from as early as 500 BCE till 1200 CE. Karttikeya with spear and cock, coin of the Yaudheyas.Numismatic evidences Six-headed Karttikeya on a Yaudheya coin. British Museum.Yaudheyas has come to light mainly from their coins and coin-moulds found in large number.

A large number of their coins depicted the god Brahmanyadeva or Karttikeyaral Cunningham, another historian, attributes the foundation of the town of Ajudhan or Ayodhaunne, the battle field, which is evidently connected with their own name of yaudheya or Ajudhiya inscription of Samudara Gupta and at a still early date by Pāṇini in the Junagarh inscription of RudraJ Dama. Now as the great grammarian was certainly anterior to Chandra Gupta Maurya, his mention of the Yaudhas proves that they must have been a recognized clan before the time of Alexander. General Cunningham identifies them with the existing tribes of Joiyas, which is included by Colonel Tod amongst the 24-ruling race of Rajputana. He stated that this race possessed the same haunts as the Dahia or Dahers, are now extinct, but in fact both these tribes are still found in the Bahawalpur state, and they were converted to the Muhammadan Faith by the well known saint Hazrat Baba Fareed Shaker Gunj, whose shrine is in Ajudhan, and from whom the place derives its modern name of Pakpattan (District in Punjab, Pakistan), meaning \’the ferry of the pure ones\’.

Yaudheyas had an ancient tribal confederation that lived in the area between the Indus River and the Ganges River. They find mention in Panini\’s Ashtadhyayi the chronology of Yaudheyas perhaps spans from as early as 500 BCE till 1200 CE. History.

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3 Responses to Yaudhey Coin:A Numismatic-Philatelic Study

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  2. Rajesh Pareek says:

    So nice of you Mishrajee….. for sharing this and your appreciable study….
    Rajesh Pareek, Indore

  3. Sudhir Jain says:

    Good informative article.

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