A heavy gold necklace and pendant from the time of the Shunga dynasty

Source: http://ignca.nic.in/asp/showbig.asp?projid=ac25
(downloaded Apr. 2004)

"Necklace, Centre Bead and Pendants, Shunga, India, Cleveland Museum, 180-70 B.C., Sculpture and painting, The Cleveland Museum, ACSAA"

And to go with the necklace: *A pair of royal earrings, ca. 1st century B.C.*

Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/04/ssa/hod_1981.398.3,4.htm
(downloaded Jan. 2006)

A lady worthy of the jewelry: Sunga, c. 2nd c. BCE (height: 25.5 cm)

Source: http://www.panasia.ch/inde.html
(downloaded Oct. 2006)

And to go with the lady and the jewelry: this magnificent detail from a frieze from Bharhut, 2nd century BCE

Source: http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/NorthIndia/Delhi/Museum/NationalMuseum.htm
(downloaded May 2006)

*Plaque with the goddess Durga and attendants, Shunga period (ca. 2nd–1st century B.C.)*

Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/04/ssa/hod_1990.281.htm
(downloaded Jan. 2006)

A punch-marked silver coin from the Shunga period, with sun, elephant, crown punches; *a closer view of the marks*

Source: ebay, June 2007

A coin from the later Shungas, with a design of stylized trees and hills, and an elephant

Source: http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/aegean/store/viewitem.asp?idProduct=2678
(downloaded May 2007)

"Later Sunga Kings - 1/2 Karshapana Circa 150BC-100AD. 2.56g. Obv: Cross, three arched hill and railed tree. Rev: Elephant standing left, cross and single arched hill above"

A Shunga punch-marked bronze double karshapana coin, c.150-75 CE, from a mint west of Malwa

Source: http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/calgarycoin/store/viewitem.asp?idProduct=4228
(downloaded Oct. 2008)

*SHUNGA COINS-- a useful study site** (Ancient Coins Canada)

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