satavahana

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    Satavahana - Nagas or Brahmins?

    Satavahana rulers are said to be of ambiguous origin as they claimed to be Brahmanas but followed Dravidian customs such as using mother's name to identify themselves. Example : Gautamiputra <- Son of a woman of Gautam gotra. Vashishtaputra <- Son of a woman of Vashishta gotra...
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    Old Telugu on Satavahana Coins: Earliest Known Telugu Sentences?

    Several Satavahana kings are known to have issued coins with Old Telugu sentences. A typical example is the below coin of Vasisthiputra Sri Pulumavi: The coin reads, "Arahanaku Vahitti Makanaku Tiru Pulumaviku", meaning "The coin of King Tiru Pulumavi, son of Vasisthi". It is interesting to...