Bull, elephant, horse and lion are most frequently seen animals on Ujjain coins. These occupied important places in the daily life and artwork of the people of India throughout the ages. The rich coinages of Ujjain present these animals sometimes in a simple form, in other cases in artistically high grade executions.
On the coins of ancient Ujjain the bull is mostly standing or walking to the right. Characteristically there are some associated symbols placed above the animal, among which the svastika, taurine, Indradhvaja, six-armed symbol, chakra or Ujjain symbol are the most frequently encountered, whereas other symbols such as vase or three-arched hill are rarely seen in association with the bull. In many instances the bull is facing a railed tree or very occasionally a railed yupa which is placed on the right.
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