Queen Managama was the wife of King Chokkanantha of the Madurai Nayak Dynasty, she is known for her contribution in development of infrastructures in the kingdom. She ruled as a regent for her grandson Vijayaranga Chokkanatha. Her diplomacy helped the great deal maintaining good relation with the neighboring powers. Managama established a state policy which was liberal towards all the religious practices and beliefs. She is also famous as the road maker and ruled from 1689 to 1704 CE.
The above-shown image depicts Rani Mangammal\Managama copper coin. The obverse of this coin depicts a lion body with the face of lord Narashima walking towards right within a line border. The reverse of this coin depicts a legend inscribed in Telugu which reads ‘Sri Mangammal’ within the line border.
Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiquites