Pallavas-of-Kanchi

Pallavas of Kanchi

01 Aug 2020  Sat

The Pallavas were one of the prominent dynasties of ancient India; they ruled South India for around 500 years. The dynasty has left a permanent mark in the field of art and architecture. The famous shore temples and ratha of Mahabalipuram are examples of their contribution towards art and architecture.

The Pallavas were one of the prominent dynasties of ancient India; they ruled South India for around 500 years. The dynasty has left a permanent mark in the field of art and architecture. The famous shore temples and ratha of Mahabalipuram are examples of their contribution towards art and architecture.

This potin coin which weighs around 2.23g was issued from Pallavas of Kanchi. The obverse of this coin depicts a humped bull facing towards the right with the Brahmi legend ‘Ki’. The reverse of this coin depicts Dharma Chakra.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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