Scarce ancient 80 Ratti silver coin from the Pyu Kingdom, Burma, from 6th Century AD.
Coin is in good Fine condition. Approximately 35mm diameter.
Obverse: ‘Wheel of Law’
Reverse: Stylised image of temple
The Pyu city states were a group of city-states that existed from the 2nd century BC to mid-11th century AD in present-day Upper Burma (Myanmar). The city-states were founded as part of the southward migration by the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu people, the earliest inhabitants of Burma of whom records are extant. The thousand-year period, often referred to as the Pyu millennium, linked the Bronze Age to the beginning of the classical states period when the Pagan Kingdom emerged in the late 9th century.