The gold pagodas of the Nayakas of Chitradurga of South India..

Between 1500-1800, Chitradurga was at times a province of Vijayanagara, an independent kingdom, a tributary of the Marathas, a tributary of the Mughals, and a Mysore province.

By: Thecoinspro.com - Created: March 18, 2020
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The great Vijayanagara Empire lasted from 1336-1646 in South India. Like the earlier South Indian coinage, the issues of Vijayanagar are mostly in gold.

Silver Coins are known only of Kings Harihara, Devaraya II. Copper coins were also issued but they were few in number.

The gold coins of this period are mostly small, and bear on the obverse mostly Hindu gods and goddesses, and on the reverse the name of the king in Nagari or Kannada script.

With the decline of the kingdom of Vijayanagar, a number of states issued their own coins. The Nayaka princes of Tanjore, Madura, Setupatis, Tinnevelly and Chitradurga are prominent.

Between 1500-1800, Chitradurga was at times a province of Vijayanagara, an independent kingdom, a tributary of the Marathas, a tributary of the Mughals, and a Mysore province.

Chitradurga’s political position became untenable in the mid-1700s after it was caught between the warring Marathas, and Haidar Ali of Mysore.

The coin above is a gold Pagoda of the Nayakas of Chitradurga King Madakeri Nayaka. 13mm, 3.31 grams. It is in the name, and types of Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagar. It shows Balakrishna seated facing and śri pra/tapa krishna/raya in Devanagari script.

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