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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2017, 06:49:15 PM »
God and Goddess on bird (Lord Muruga/Subramanya with his wife Vallidevi?) on one side with Sreeveera on other side. two coins..

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2017, 06:53:41 PM »
Tanjavur Marathas...issued during Maratha rule..found near Gingee region...
Obverse shows Lord Shiva with consort Parvathy
Reverse shows nagari legend "Maha/raja".

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2017, 06:58:09 PM »
Dancing Lord Nataraja on one side, legend Sreeveera on other side...

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2017, 11:32:20 PM »
I am getting the feeling that some of these legends have an aesthetic function...

Peter
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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2017, 03:37:33 AM »
Another coin attributed to Nayaks of Madurai..
Obverse: Garuda with Kalasa
Reverse: Legend "Sri"

Am attaching a picture from net for ready reference

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2017, 03:40:01 AM »
Another tiny coin from Nayaks of Sivaganga. Here the difference is near the Shiv Linga, one can see a tiny sun and crescent (moon). Obverse: Lord Ram and Lakshmana with bow.

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2017, 03:41:45 AM »
One more coin from collection with Lord Hanuman to right. Atributed to Arani Marathas (Showing a strong base for Marathas in Tamilnadu region) . Reverse is showing criss cross lines...Scarce variety..

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2017, 11:36:00 AM »
Thank you for the continuous adding of new varieties. Makes a great expanding reference thread !

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2017, 07:11:24 PM »
"Sree Veera" legend on reverse. Hanuman on reverse.
A photo from internet for reference.

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2017, 04:25:52 PM »
A couple more coinage from Tanjavur Maratha. Though they do not have motifs of Gods and Goddesses, they do have something to do with God/Temple and so i think it justifies posting these coins here rather than starting a new thread for them.
 
Coin 1 :
Obverse: Legend "Maharaj"
Reverse: Legend "Mahadev" (Lord Shiva?)

Coin 2

Obverse: Temple Gopuram (Tower) flanked by sun and crescent
Revere: Legend "Rama" (Though i am not sure about this. Seniors may please correct me)

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2017, 04:30:16 PM »
Vijayanagar nondated coin.
Obverse Sword/dagger flanked by twin Garudas kneeling to left and right
Reverse: Legends " cha/la/ma"

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2017, 05:29:07 PM »
Great additions ! I do not know what to make of the characters on your second last post though.

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Re: South Indian coins with motifs of Hindu Gods/Goddesses - various examples
« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2017, 11:20:22 PM »
A scarce coin of Madurai Nayaks with Sree veera legend on reverse. Obverse shows Lord Hanuman carrying Lord Ram and Lady Sita.

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Newly added a coin of Tanjavur Nayaks to my collection. On the obverse it shows Indra (Indra - King of the Gods, God of Lightning, Thunder, Rains and River flows , King of Heaven) seated on his Vehicle (vahana) Iravata (the White elephant).
The picture on left side from a temple from Tamilnadu (image source- internet - provided by seller) , the right most side image is courtesy to the British Museum which desctibes "The gold-complexioned, thousand eyed god carries two vajras (thunderbolts) shown here as swords with S-shaped blades in his upper hands and a large ankusha (elephant goad) in his lower right. The elephant is richly caparisoned and decorated: rings adorn its tusks, and chains of different designs are wound around its neck."

The reverse of the coin shows King standing...as is usually seen on this type of Nayaks Coin.

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What an exquisite beauty that is! And that's even before considering how small this coin is. Artistry and high skill combined in one piece. TFP.

Peter
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