Author Topic: Vijayanagar Empire: Krishnadeva Raya, 1509-29 AD, Copper 5 Jitals  (Read 798 times)

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Offline mitresh

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Vijayanagar Empire, Krishnadeva Raya, 1509-1529 AD, Copper 5 Jitals, 14.94g



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.
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Re: Vijayanagar Empire: Krishnadeva Raya, 1509-29 AD, Copper 5 Jitals
« Reply #1 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.