Independent Kingdom Cooch Behar

28 Aug 2020  Fri

Cooch Behar is the city in the Indian States of West Bengal; it lies in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. It is considered as the only planned city in the North Bengal region with the remnants of royal heritage. During the medieval period, it was one of the most powerful kingdoms of India. The first dynasty that ruled this region was the Khen dynasty. After the Khen dynasty, the next dynasty who ruled this region was Koch Dynasty. The Koch Dynasty was the local tribe who proclaimed themselves as Kamateshwar (Lord of Kama).

This silver tanka was issued by the king ParikshitNarayana from Independent Kingdom Cooch Behar. The obverse side of the silver tanks is inscribed as Sri Sri /HarGauri/Charana Kama/la MadhuKa/rasta in five lines. The reverse side of this coin is inscribed as Sri Sri /Parikshit Na/rayanaBhupa/lasyasaka/1525 in five lines.

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