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Ancient coins => Indian subcontinent: Ancient & Pre-sultanate => Topic started by: mitresh on January 23, 2014, 08:45:55 AM

Title: Vijayanagar Empire: Krishnadeva Raya, 1509-29 AD, Copper 5 Jitals
Post by: mitresh on January 23, 2014, 08:45:55 AM
Vijayanagar Empire, Krishnadeva Raya, 1509-1529 AD, Copper 5 Jitals, 14.94g

(http://api.ning.com/files/jzsUW*22gf0Ji8*zpLYDiB9uK50YGCDTieWfNXiNk5hNfJEFoGj7VWE0ooBzc4omY2ECyVtBOMpFY3i9s99l8c2krZTKj3oN/VijayanagarKrishnaDevarayaCopper5Jitals14.94grunningGarudaObv.jpg)

Obv: Running/Kneeling Garuda to left with spread wings, hands folded in obeisance/prayer; conch/discus on left (top); sword/dagger on left (bottom)

Rev: In nagari: Sri Pratap Krishna Raya written in 3-lines

A nicely preserved and centrally struck coin with pockets of dirt intact on the flan that enhances its appeal.
Title: Re: Vijayanagar Empire: Krishnadeva Raya, 1509-29 AD, Copper 5 Jitals
Post by: THCoins on January 24, 2014, 11:36:36 AM
Very nice contrasts indeed Mitresh. The concave shape of the coin also seems to have protected the Garuda from wear. In European culture one almost would expect a broomstick between his legs with this picture.