Author Topic: Chalukyas of Kalyani: Gold Gadyana, Jayasimha Jagadekamalla, 1015-42 AD...superb  (Read 93 times)

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Offline mitresh

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NOT MY COIN - REPRODUCED FROM FACEBOOK POST BY SHAILEN BHANDARE (ASST KEEPER, ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD)

Chalukyas of Kalyani - gold punch-marked Gadyana of Jayasimha II Jagadekamalla (c.1015-1042).

The central punch is shaped like a temple with Kannada letter 'Shri' above the doorjamb, and Kannada legend 'Shri Jagade / kamalla' in two lines placed in the sanctum between two structural pillars. Eight punches around, 4 x Kannada letter 'Shri' and 4 x Kannada legend 'Jagadekamalla', alternating with each other.
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The central punch is typical of an Indian temple, especially South Indian style, featuring a shikhara / gopuram (mountain peak like tower at top of temple, usually bearing ornate and intricate carvings).
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Very, very beautifull. Not only as a numismatic object, but also as a physical witness of cultural history !

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Interesting technique. A central punch. A text punch and a "Sri" punch, used four times, presumably to indicate the edge of the coin. Remarkable, how the parts come together as one, but also, think of how easy it is to adjust for a new ruler.

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Excellent specimen. Thanks for sharing sir.