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Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:38:06 PM »
Venad Cheras.  The batteaxe series of coins (c. 1118-1160). 

MCSI-454

Obv: Seated king in Chola style; to the right a 'battleaxe'; above right - a simplified version of Tamil 'Cha' ()
Rev: Standing figure in Chola style; to the right 'Lozenge' symbol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lozenge)


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Re: Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 07:44:49 PM »
Lovely specimen sir.

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Re: Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 06:01:17 PM »
This coin is obviously connected to the coins of the Cholas. What is the connection?

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Re: Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 01:13:09 AM »
Nice coin. Here is a scarcer variety of Venad Cheras, from my collection. Obv is the same, seated king, with battle axe to the right. Reverse, standing king with a fish to the left.

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Re: Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 06:39:32 PM »
Bit late to read this thread. Both very nice specimen, but i love the last one with the fish !

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Re: Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 04:24:28 AM »
Ditto!  Been meaning to find more of these coins, but it seems to be very difficult to find  :'(.  That is definitely a great specimen!!!
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Re: Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2016, 01:34:41 AM »
Thanks! I really love this coin too!

Ram, I vaguely remember seeing a similar Venad Cheras with fish specimen that you had uploaded somewhere. I couldn't find out where it is. Could you please upload it here, if you don't mind.

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Re: Venad Cheras Battleaxe (c. 1118-1160) MCSI-454
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2016, 01:00:10 PM »
That coin was not mine and was added in reference to a discussion on chola and pandya coins.  You can see that thread here:

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,21665.msg146330.html#msg146330

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