Vijayanagar was one of the powerful kingdoms in the South. It is still remembered for its great administration and massive architecture. It was founded by two brothers, Harihara and Bukka, on the south bank of the River Tungabhadra in 1336 AD.
It is believed that Vijayanagar Empire was one of the richest kingdoms in the world. Hmm... It is quite fascinating, isn't it?
This can be seen from their coinage. They issued coins from various mints like Hampi, Penukonda, Tirupati, etc in gold, silver, and copper. The most beautiful coins depict various gods, animals, and birds.
The given coin in the image belongs to Vijayanagar Feudatories and is a Gold Fanam weighing 0.41 grams. The obverse of the coin depicts a Harihara holding a Trishul (off flan) while the reverse has a standing Garuda facing in front of a lamp post. This gold piece was sold for INR 5000 at Todywalla Auctions on 16th September 2017.
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