Spaniard Posted January 29 · Supporter Share Posted January 29 Recent addition to the set.... Misattributed as a common Didda Rani type but straight away I knew this was Sussala. Picked it up for 4 bucks and worth a lot more due to it being a less common type!...I cleaned it slightly just to make the legend a bit clearer. See before v after below and legend breakdown.. Ob...Ardochsho (Lakshmi) seated cross-legged facing in lalitasana (with right leg folded under and left leg hanging down), holding diadem in right hand and long-stemmed lotus in left hand, legend in Sharada script, at left: "Sri", at right: Su(ssala) Rev..Highly stylized King standing facing, sacrificing at altar to the left, legend bottom right in Sharada script: de(va). Date 1112-1120 CE & 1120-1127. Ok...This is my 6th Sussala coin which got me looking into the four main reference books for these types, just to check out something I had inadvertently noticed.... It is generally recognised that there were two types of coin for Sussala..."Sri Sussa / deva" & "Su ssala / deva....Basically with or without "Sri"....The op coin being 'with'. 1...Coins of medieval India 1894.....Sir A.Cunningham Cunningham's one example Plate V#26 (Obverse without "Sri"), but does mention there is a variety "with Sri" although no example is shown.....Reverse states "deva" but no mention of location. 2...Asiatic Society of Bengal 1879 (The copper coins of Kashmir)..C.J.Rodgers... Rodgers one example...Plate XII#16 (Obverse without "Sri"). Reverse states "deva" to the right. 3...Non-Islamic States 1979..Michael Mitchiner. Mitchiner's one example (Obverse with "Sri"). Reverse states "deva to the right. 4...Mediaeval Coinage of Kashmir....Kenneth W. West. West has two examples, both rubbings from the British Museum. 1st..(Obverse without "Sri")...Reverse shows "deva" right. 2nd.(Obverse with "Sri")........Reverse shows "de" left "va" right.This also shows the trident being held in the kings right hand.. Ok so there seems to be at least 4 varieties... Type 1...Obverse...Sri - Sussala Reverse...Trident held in left hand, "Deva" bottom right. Type 2...Obverse...Sri - Sussala Reverse...Trident held in right hand, "De" to the left "Va"? Type 3...Obverse...Su - ssala Reverse...Trident in left hand, "Deva" bottm right. Type 4....Obverse...Su - ssala Reverse...Trident still in left hand "De"? to the right "Va". Feel free to post anything related and thoughts appreciated.. 13 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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