12 potin coins of Satavahana period found
A team of researchers led by Mysore-based historian have unearthed coins belonging to Satavahana period, in Kalamane, a village situated on the left bank of Kumadhavathi river in Anjanapura hobli in Shikaripura taluk in Shimoga district.
The coins may belong to second century AD taking the history of the district to the period of rule of Satavahana kings Satakarni and Pulmavi. One can also decipher the names of the kings in Prakrit in Brahmi script, with the picture of elephant engraved on them. The symbol of Ujjain can also be seen on another side.
Well-known historian A V Narasimha Murthy has described the discovery as extremely significant.
The team of researchers included B V Vasanth Kumar from the department of Kannada, Government Women’s College in Mandya and Ramakrishna of Soraba.