Naganika: The Queen Who Left a Mark

The image of a regal Queen Victoria on coins as the Empress of India is well known. But peep into history and you will find that the first queen to have a coin issued in her name lived around the 1st century BCE, in Western India. While many other queens have broken through patriarchy to shine as power centers, the Satavahana queen Naganika has a special place.
Queen Naganika was the wife of Satakarni I, the first major ruler of the Satavahana dynasty.

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