Gold Gadayana of Kadambas

30 May 2018  Wed

This gold gadayana was issued by the Kadambas of Goa under the reign of Shivachitta Tribhuvanamalla. This dynasty of Kadambas ruled in the late classical period in Goa around 14th-century CE.

The obverse of this coin depicts a roaring lion with anticlockwise swastika near the rip and cyclic year ‘Durmukhi’ corresponding to 1176 AD inscribed near the mouth of the lion within the line and dotted borders. The reverse of this coin depicts legend in Devanagari script, it reads ‘Shri Saptakoti/ sha Labdhavara Ahri shi/ Vachitta Tribhu / vana malla Deva Ma/ lavara Mari’ within the line and dotted borders.

This coin is not listed in Ganesh and Mitchiners and weights around 4.41 g. The Classical Numismatic Gallery bided this coin for the estimated price of INR 85000 to 90000.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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