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Ancient coins => Indian subcontinent: Ancient & Pre-sultanate => Topic started by: mitresh on November 01, 2014, 07:15:34 AM

Title: Vijayanagar Empire: Feudatory, Narsimha Saluva, 1485-91 AD, Fanam, Unpublished
Post by: mitresh on November 01, 2014, 07:15:34 AM
Vijayanagar Empire, Feudatory, Narsimha Saluva, 1485-91 AD, Gold Fanam, 0.70g, 6mm

(http://api.ning.com/files/RqdQyZgpKtKmns6zhypV2IfljgatkjXBIshj6-6CRVIUh6R8QbY2RFxCJun4RhyI5fqUaP6wQx0MLJ4TaAc7SvadzPsz5AI1/vj.jpg)

Obv: Standing Hindu deity Vishnu

Rev: Standing Garuda; lamp-stand in front

This is a tiny tiny coin at just 6mm but the skill of the die-engraver is amazing to bring out all the salient features of the coin's design with clarity.

The coin, as far as I know, is unpublished.
Title: Re: Vijayanagar Empire: Feudatory, Narsimha Saluva, 1485-91 AD, Fanam, Unpublished
Post by: Overlord on November 01, 2014, 08:15:11 AM

Obv: Standing Hindu deity Vishnu

Stunning image for a fanam!
Do you know what is depicted in each hand? I can see what looks like the sudarshan chakra in the left bottom hand, but both top left and bottom right hands seem to be holding a Gada. The two other symbols should be shankha (conch) and padma (lotus).