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Offline Nicola

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Help ID 2 coins
« on: June 16, 2016, 07:02:55 PM »
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Offline Gusev

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Re: Help ID 2 coins
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 08:17:43 PM »
Coins of Chola dynasty (octopus-men).
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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Re: Help ID 2 coins
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 08:26:18 PM »
Thank you a lot for your help :)
Can you give me more info about the reigning king and year/years? Please

Thanks, Nicola
« Last Edit: June 17, 2016, 12:04:06 PM by Nicola »

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Re: Help ID 2 coins
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 09:31:40 PM »
OK.
I corrected photo.
Dynasty (Imperial) Cholas of Tanjore, Rajaraja Chola (AD985-1014), AE Kahavanu.
Obverse.
This coin has a figure of standing king on obverse. His left hand holds a lotus near his face and the right hand has a sceptre. Near by is a small lamp-stand.
Reverse.
The reverse side shows a seated goddess. On the right is the three line legend in Sanskrit. "Sri Raja Raja".

Reference: Mitchiner
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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Re: Help ID 2 coins
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 10:47:55 PM »
See also this thread. You can find three more threads by searching for "chola" on this page. More background material and clues to determine the name of the king here.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Help ID 2 coins
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2016, 12:03:47 PM »
Thanks so much for your precious help. :)

Best regards from Italy,
Nicola