Gold coin of Rashtrakuta dynasty

2019-07-19 Fri

Rashtrakutas were the royal dynasty ruling the larger part of the Indian peninsula around 6th to 10th century CE. Its dynastic symbol was Garuda. This coin illustrates a cross-legged Garuda seated on a lotus within ornamented border on this obverse side of the above-shown gold gadyana.

Most of the Rastrakuta king adopted titles; many of them have similar titles. This coin has a tile inscribed on its reverse side, which reads ‘Shri Shubhtunga’ in Nagari script. A pseudo-Arabic legend is also depicted on both sides within the border. The Arabic legend indicated the good trade relations of this empire with Arabs.

This gold coin is in very fine plus condition and extremely rare, it weighs around 4.13 grams. Todywalla Auction offered this gold Gadyana of Rastrakuta King Krishna II for the starting from INR 7, 00,000.

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