Alloy Copper Coin of Rashtrakuta king Dantidurga

04 Jan 2021  Mon

Dantidurga is also known as Dantivarman, or Dantidurga II was the founder of the Rashtrakuta Empire of Manyakheta. Manyakheta is also known as Malkheda, a town in Karnataka located on the bank of the Kagina River, in Sedam Taluk of Gulbarga district. The capital of Mankheta is in the Gulbarga region of Karnataka.

Since; form the ancient age, India has been a place ruled by several dynasties. Some of the dynasties had their hold for a short period, and some of the dynasties had their hold for a longer period. However, the Rashtrakuta dynasty was one of the dynasties that held their power in Karnataka for a longer period.

King Dandudurga played an important role during his rule in Karnataka. During his rule, he played an important role by defeating powerful dynasties like Chalukyas. After defeating Chalukyas, he was title as Rajadhiraja and Parameshvara.

This alloy copper coin was issued by king Dantidurga, during his rule in Rashtrakuta. The weight of this coin is around 3.13g. The obverse of this coin depicts ‘Garuda standing facing in the dotted border’. The reverse of this coin depicts ‘Brahmi legend Shri Khadgavaloka’.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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