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Offline Oesho

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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2012, 09:39:23 PM »
Dear Q.G, don't get too paranoia about fakes. Both coins are perfectly authentic. There is no reason at all to counterfeit South Indian kasu's. There is no commercial demand for it, they are pretty cheap and still available in hundreds or by kg-weight.
I obtained such a piece long ago in Tiruchchirappali, but it has a sitting bull to right with conch shell above instead of a crescent. The seller wrote on the envelope "Chola - Arakan Province", presuming that the design of the trisul was influenced by the contemporary coinage of Arakan on which similar trisul designs are found.
Another request to open a new thread with each new coin. This way it get too much mixed up.

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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2012, 10:26:55 PM »
Hi Oesho,

I have seen some crazy looking coins on ebay the past few years, even for some common copper coins.  I seems that the demand for Indian coins have pushed some creative artist to create fakes for even simple coins.  Hence the reason for questioning the autheticity of some of my coins.  I had doubt on some of these coins for years, but I tended not to pursue its authenticity...until now  :)  I spent most of my coin-collecting years on the US side, but started going into South Indian coins for the past 7 years.  So, most of my expertise is on the US side...I agree, the posting is getting cumbersome, so I'll post a new thread for each coin instead...

Thanks for all the help,

Ram
A gallery of my coins can been seen at FORVM Ancient Coins

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Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2015, 12:36:09 PM »
wow superb thread...

The raja raja coins are available here in plenty (place where I live) So i dont give any second thought about it... May be its time I gave a closer look at them! :)

If anyone is interested in chola history I would recommend reading this Novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy called "Ponniyin Selvan" [Son of Ponni river (Cauvery)]

available here for free
www.projectmadurai.org/

http://tamilnation.co/literature/kalki/unicode/mp278.htm


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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2015, 01:19:22 PM »
 1000 currency note released by Reserve Bank of India on 1 April 1954 to honour the historic Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World heritage site


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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2015, 01:21:53 PM »
On 26 September 2010 (Big Temple's fifth day of millennium celebrations) Mumbai Mint issued Rs 1000 Commemorative Coin with the same picture as on the Rs 5 coin. It was the first 1000 Rupees coin to be released in the Republic of India coinage. This coin was a Non Circulative Legal Tender (NCLT).


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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2015, 03:30:59 AM »
Just recently I was fortunate enough to acquire my first gold coin. I thought long and hard about the kind of money I wanted to spend and the style of coin I could get for the money. I found no better ratio than this coin. Just oozing history, beauty and mystique all over  the place.

Tamilnadu, Madura
Anonymous Type III-B
AV Kahavanu 20 mm x 4.36 grams
Obverse:Standing figure with head to right. Crown thick straight line with triangle in rear. In a Dhoti (garment) indicated by two curved lines on either side and one line in between longer than legs, standing on a lotus plant stalk with small circle in centre ending on left in a chank and on right in flower as in hand. In left hand is an open Jasmine flower (pichcha mala) viewed from side. The right arm is extended with hand over a symbol (1b) consisting of a straight shaft with short cross pieces, ending in four prongs, which are thick. The head of the symbol is somewhat like the calices of two half-opened flowers, one being placed above the other. To right four annulets and ball above. A beaded circle along the periphery of the coin.
Reverse:A figure, head right crown as on obverse Squatting upon asana, (a bed-like throne) represented by a short oblong frame, divided lengthwise by a line and two cross lines. dhoti represented by bent line and small line in angle between the legs. The right arm is pendent over the right knee, which is drawn up; In left hand a chank. In field to right, Devanagari legend in three lines. Sri Lan Kan Vib Hu.
Ref:Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 57 Chapter V Mediaeval Ceylon - Kahavanu.

Thanks to http://coins.lakdiva.org/medievallanka/kahavanu_III.B_au.html  for the attribution and correct terminology.



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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2015, 02:25:52 PM »
Congratulations on this aquisition ! I never seriously looked at these to buy because there seem to be a lot of fakes. This one looks fine in all respects though !

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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2015, 06:03:51 PM »
Congrats
2 of my coins directly from Vaigai river bed :)

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« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2015, 10:12:31 PM »
Congrats
2 of my coins directly from Vaigai river bed :)

Holy cow this is the most awesome find. If I lived there I would be MD'ing all the time. Day and night.
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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2015, 11:12:09 PM »
I wanted to share here a Virtual Tray of my Chola and Inspired Sri Lanka Medieval coins.
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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2015, 09:19:15 AM »
beautiful! ;)

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« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2015, 11:30:59 AM »
@ancientnoob ! thank you for sharing, very well presented and the best part is you have attributed them all in a single shot. A pleasure to the eyes, i have a decent lot of these coins and you have got me interested in this series !
mahe

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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2015, 02:32:50 PM »
@ancientnoob ! thank you for sharing, very well presented and the best part is you have attributed them all in a single shot. A pleasure to the eyes,
Thanks!

i have a decent lot of these coins and you have got me interested in this series !
mahe

Now you have to get them all Photographed and start a thread. It will be great fun. Again, thanks for the kind words.
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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2015, 08:09:27 AM »
Three Silver, Silver Mixed coins of Raja Raja Chola

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Re: Coins of Raja Raja Chola
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2015, 11:21:08 AM »
Thank you for showing, kats17. Going through this thread - maybe one of the very best of WoC - it is hard to realise that the most common coins of this type are copper...

Peter
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