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Medieval Indian coinage from Hindu Rulers


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Beautiful coin @panzerman!🥰

@JayAg47..What's the Chera coin?...Do you have a description? Interesting...

Here's a humble copper from around the same time as the op.

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Kashmir...

Harsha 1089-1101 AD (1st Lohara dynasty)
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi 18mm (6.23gr)
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'Ha' to left 'rsha' to right
Reverse- King standing facing and sacrificing at altar holding trident, with Nagari legend 'Deva' bottom
right

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Moving to early medieval, here's a coin of the Pallavas of Kanchipuram issued by Mahendravarman I (600-630):

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My notes (looks like I just copied from Wikipedia!): 

The Pallava dynasty was a South Indian dynasty that existed from 275 CE to 897 CE, ruling a portion of what is today southern India. They gained prominence after the eclipse of the Satavahana dynasty, whom the Pallavas served as feudatories.

The Pallavas became a major power during the reign of Mahendravarman I and his son Narasimhavarman I (630 – 668 CE) and dominated the Telugu and northern parts of the Tamil region for about 600 years until the end of the 9th century. Throughout their reign they were in constant conflict with both Chalukyas of Badami in the north and the Tamil kingdoms of Chola and Pandyas in the south and were finally defeated by the Chola kings in the 9th century CE.

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1 hour ago, Spaniard said:

Beautiful coin @panzerman!🥰

@JayAg47..What's the Chera coin?...Do you have a description? Interesting...

Here's a humble copper from around the same time as the op.

1772067093_htogether(1).jpg.587fa6923fb22729ed92a86ebc683a0c.jpg

Kashmir...

Harsha 1089-1101 AD (1st Lohara dynasty)
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi 18mm (6.23gr)
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'Ha' to left 'rsha' to right
Reverse- King standing facing and sacrificing at altar holding trident, with Nagari legend 'Deva' bottom
right

They’re Cheras of the Kongu clan, the coin features bow and arrow and a stylised goddess on the other side. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongu_Chera_dynasty

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Northern India. Gahadavalas (Rathors) of Kanauj and Banares. Govindachandra and his successors. Circa AD 1114-1154. Base AV Dinar (22mm, 4.2g). Obv: Four-armed Lakshmi seated facing. Rev: Brahmi legend in three lines. Mitchiner, Non-Islamic 490-496.  

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Neat coins all.

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Medieval India
Paramaras of Malwa
BI Gadhaiya Paisa, struck ca. mid-13th century AD
Dia.: 12.5 mm
Wt.: 3.9 g
Obv.: Stylized bust right
Rev.: Stylized fire altar on raised platform surrounded by dots and lines

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