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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.