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GAHADAVALA DYNASTY

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1 Stater - 1114-1154

M-490 - 4,26 g - 21 mm

Edge - Smooth

This debased gold stater was minted by Raja Govinda Chandra of the Gahadavala (Rathor) dynasty in Kanauj and Benares, who reigned from AD 1114 to 1154. This coin is listed in Mitchener's "Oriental Coins and their Values: Non-Islamic and Colonial Series" as M-490. It weighs 4.26 grams. The obverse portrays a four-armed Goddess Lakshmi, seated cross-legged. The reverse bears the Devanagari legend "GOVINDA CHANDRA"


VIJAYANAGAR EMPIRE

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1 Pagoda - (1509-1509)

Fr-357 - 3,40 g   

This coin was issued during the reign of krisha Deva Raja. The obverse has Balakrishna entrhoned. The reverse has the Devanagari legend SRI PRATAPA KRISHNARAYA.


MUGHAL EMPIRE - KUTCH-BUHJ

25 Kori - YS 1919 (1862)

Y-17 - 4,58 g - 16,3 mm

Edge - Smooth

This coin was issued in the Mughal Empire independent kingdom of Kutch under Pragmalja III. The obverse has inscriptions in Persian with the date at the bottom.  The reverse has legends and date 1919 in Kutch.


EAST INDIA COMPANY

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1 Pagoda - (1740-1807)

KM-304 - 3,43 g -13 mm

This coin was issued in the Madras Presidency by the East India Company. It was minted at Fort St. George. The obverse features three half figures from the 3 Swami Pagoda..  The reverse is granulated.n.


5 Rupees - (1820)

KM-422 - 3,88 g -19,5 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 2,180M

This coin was issued in the Madras Presidency by the East India Company. The obverse features the arms of the English East India Company with the company's name encircling the arms.  The reverse has an Arabic inscription.


INDIA (BRITISH)

1 - 1918-I

KM-525A - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 1,295M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1918 is at the bottom. The mintmark I (for the Bombay mint) is above at the center of the mound.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


COORG

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Fanam - 1600-1834

? - 0,40 g - 8 mm

The obverse pictures a stylised diety  and the reverse has a stylized boar. This coin was minted in Kodagu by the Changalva Rajas. These tiny gold coins circulated in South India and Sri Lanka from the 14th to the late 19th century.


KARANATAKA - MALABAR COAST

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Fanam - 1638-1834

?? - 0,40 g - 6 mm

The obverse pictures a stylised lion and crescent  and the reverse has a boar with short ear and tail. This coin was minted by the Hoysala kings and is the Type II Vira Raya variety. These tiny gold coins circulated in South India and Sri Lanka from the 14th to the late 19th century.


MALABAR

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Fanam - 1600

?? - 0,40 g - 6 mm

The obverse pictures a stylised lion and crescent  and the reverse has a boar with 12 pellets abovr. These tiny gold coins circulated in South India and Sri Lanka from the 14th to the late 19th century.


MYSORE

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Fanam - 1638-1834

Mitchner 1027 - 0,40 g - 6 mm

The obverse pictures a lion head  and the reverse has Vishnu. These tiny gold coins circulated in South India and Sri Lanka from the 14th to the late 19th century.


SOUTH INDIA

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Fanam - ?

Elliot PL#4 189 - 0,40 g - 8 mm

The obverse pictures a stylised crocodile  and the reverse has a stylised lion with note eye and mouth. These tiny gold coins circulated in South India and Sri Lanka from the 14th to the late 19th century.


 

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