The Chalukyas of Kalyani also known as the Western Chalukya was one of the powerful dynasties of the Deccan region around 10th to 12th century CE. The parent branch of this dynasty was Badami Chalukya, they also share a link between their contemporary Eastern Chalukya and later Gujarat Chalukya.
Kalyani Chalukyas has a benevolent variation in their coinage. The iconography of this coinage has one of the most beautiful designs of Indian numismatics inspired by the Gangas, Rashtrakuta, Kalachuris, etc.
The above-shown gold pagoda was issued by King Jagadekamalla around 1138 to 1151 AD. This is a Punch Marked Coin with a blank reverse. The obverse of this coin depicts nine punches which include five lions on the right, lotus and two punches of Kannada legend ‘Sri Jaya’.
This coin was sold by Todywalla Auctions in Ahmadabad on 9th Feb 2018 for INR 33,000.
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