Queen Kamwaladevi

17 Oct 2020  Sat

Not must is known about this Yadava Queen of Devagiri but is for sure that she played an important role in the administration and political aspect of the kingdom. The fine evidence of this is the gold gadyana shown in the above image. This coin is a joint issue of Singhana III, the last ruler of the dynasty who was defeated by King Alauddin Khalji.

This 3.84 grams coin features a royal emblem composed of ornament of shankha and chakra symbol flanking a sword. The reverse of this coin depicts a legend inscribed in three lines which reads ‘Shri Singhana Kamwala Devi’.

It is a very fine and very rare coin issued by the last ruling king of the Devagiri. Classical Numismatic Gallery sold this con for INR 1, 00,000 in 2013.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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