What were the flags and royal emblems of Mauriyas, Imperial Guptas and Palas?

Jan 2019
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Bangladesh
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I have come to know that the Imperial Guptas used Garuda and the Palas used the face of Goddess Tara as their flags. But this information lacks any proper reference. Found nothing about emblems though. Any information will be helpful.
 
#2
mauryan lion capital

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the shungas used the same ''mauryan pillar'' type standard, you can see garuda on top, this also tells then the mauryan pillars were shaped like standards of the mauryan army

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dont know if was the shunga emblem but this trident/ srivatsa symbol shows it maybe their emblem

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this is a standard from mohenjo daro

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i cannot figure out what that animal is, a unicorn, a bull, a lion etc?

these are shunga coins, probably their flag as well

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this is mauryan period token excavated from piprahwa stupa

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amravathi/ satavahana

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seems probably like an animal but its not clear

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this one flag is hidden behind the cloth

https://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/207_Amaravati.pdf
 
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#4
i believe that horse was the emblem/animal represented on flag of the guptas and i have my reasons

Pala coin

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Gupta rhino coin

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Gupta coin

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i think that horse was both the symbol of the guptas and the palas and probably shungas or eastern indian empires, since the palas inherited the symbolism from the guptas as seen in pala coins, the horse is seen slaying the rhinoceros, i believe that a rhino seal has been found from bhita/UP/western ganga

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i think that rhino was the emblem of the allahabad/bhita region and hence the western ganga/ UP kannauj etc, so the coin showing the horse trampling the rhino means guptas/eastern india conquering the kannauj or western ganga regions.

Garuda standard makes sense, since it was also used by the shungas/eastern indian empire. Shunga is also seen riding horse and carrying the garuda standard, similar iconograpy represented in gupta coins.

regards
 
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i do believe that mauryan lion capital/capital has bronze age connections

mauryan lion capital

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lion bust found from mohenjo daro

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Kasites lion pillar/standard/probably

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even mauryan bull appear as a standard in mohenjo daro/harappa seal

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mohenjo daro seal

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horse is also one of the motifs of ashokan lion capital

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same horse is shown in shunga, gupta, pala coins.
 
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