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Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« on: April 05, 2021, 05:21:34 AM »
Kindly help me in identifying this small beautiful coin.. weight is 5.30 gms approx
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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 08:39:28 PM »
The writings on the second image reminds me of Chamba...  what is the diameter of your coin...?

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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 09:21:56 PM »
The elephant in combination with the nagari script would make me think of an earlier southern issue rather than Chamba. The script is quite crude though, the top line could be "Sri Pa", the next line i can not make sense of "Ta tha Ta" ? Could not find it among the common suspects.

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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 09:08:52 AM »
The writings on the second image reminds me of Chamba...  what is the diameter of your coin...?

Diameter is 13.60mm approx.
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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 11:35:55 AM »
13 mm and 5.3 grams means it is a very thick coin ?

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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 01:56:39 PM »
13 mm and 5.3 grams means it is a very thick coin ?

0.3 to 0.4 mm thick.
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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 02:03:43 PM »
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0.3 to 0.4 mm thick

3. to 4 mm you likely mean ?

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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 02:06:01 PM »
3. to 4 mm you likely mean ?

Yes Sorry, my mistake.. 3 to 4 mm thick.
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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 09:32:36 PM »
look similar MSI1-539, legend Devanagari : Sri Pa-raudha deva-raya.

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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 04:14:54 PM »
look similar MSI1-539, legend Devanagari : Sri Pa-raudha deva-raya.

Sorry, could not understand this... MSI1-539 .. is it some book reference number?
Kindly let me know the princely state to which this coin belongs.
Thank you so much for your help!
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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 10:07:20 PM »
MSI = Mitchiner, South India: Michael Mitchiner: The Coinage and History of Southern India ISBN-13 : 978-0904173222

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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2021, 09:12:59 PM »
Yes that's the book. :like:
Mitchiner places this coin in the period of Devaraya I (1406-22) and Devaraya II (1424-46) and says: Some copper coins found Hampi bear an inscription that can be read '' Sri-Pa / raudha deva / raya ' '. Equating '' Praudha '' of the inscriptions' 'Paraudha' 'of the coins requires some license since it involves separating the compound character' 'Prau' '(Somalapuram grant) into two separate characters'' Pa '' and '' Rau ' '.
The attribution of the Paraudha Devaraya coins remains debatable. They may have been struck by Devaraya I, or by Praudhapratapa Devaraya in his capacity of provincial governor.

K. Ganesh in his book 'Karnataka coins', places this coin under the rule of Devaraya II (Ganesh 9.76).

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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2021, 12:09:49 PM »
MSI = Mitchiner, South India: Michael Mitchiner: The Coinage and History of Southern India ISBN-13 : 978-0904173222

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Thank you Peter for your help!
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Re: Is it Vijaynagar paisa?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2021, 12:10:53 PM »
Yes that's the book. :like:
Mitchiner places this coin in the period of Devaraya I (1406-22) and Devaraya II (1424-46) and says: Some copper coins found Hampi bear an inscription that can be read '' Sri-Pa / raudha deva / raya ' '. Equating '' Praudha '' of the inscriptions' 'Paraudha' 'of the coins requires some license since it involves separating the compound character' 'Prau' '(Somalapuram grant) into two separate characters'' Pa '' and '' Rau ' '.
The attribution of the Paraudha Devaraya coins remains debatable. They may have been struck by Devaraya I, or by Praudhapratapa Devaraya in his capacity of provincial governor.

K. Ganesh in his book 'Karnataka coins', places this coin under the rule of Devaraya II (Ganesh 9.76).

Thank you so much for the details!
GIRISH