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Kingdom of Mysore (1399–1947)

Kanthirava Narasaraja Wodeyar I (1638–1659)

Kanthirava Narasa (1638-62) Gold fanam
Gold fanam
0.38 g. 5-6 mm.
Narasimha (Lion-faced Vishnu) seated facing, holding a chakra in each upper hand
Partially visible Devanagari legend: Sri / Kamthi / rava




Kanthirava Narasa (1638-62) Gold fanam
Gold fanam
0.37 g. 5 mm.
Narasimha (Lion-faced Vishnu) seated facing, holding a chakra in each upper hand
Partially visible Devanagari legend: Sri / Kamthi / rava





Krishnaraja Wodeyar II (1734-1761)

Devaloy Devaraja (1731-61), regent for Immadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar II (1734-66)
Copper kasu
3.05 g. 13-14 mm.
Kannada numeral 4 within dotted border
Criss-cross lines






Devaloy Devaraja (1731-61), regent for Immadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar II (1734-66)
Copper kasu
3.17 g. 13 mm.
Kannada numeral 23 within dotted border
Criss-cross lines




Devaloy Devaraja (1731-61), regent for Immadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar II (1734-66)
Copper kasu
3.17 g. 11-12 mm.
Kannada numeral 26 within dotted border
Criss-cross lines




Devaloy Devaraja (1731-61), regent for Immadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar II (1734-66)
Copper kasu
3.10 g. 11 mm.
Kannada numeral 29 within dotted border
Criss-cross lines




Devaloy Devaraja (1731-61), regent for Immadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar II (1734-66)
Copper kasu
2.83 g. 11-13 mm.
Elephant left, crescent-like shape above, all within ruled and dotted borders
Criss-cross lines, with circles in the empty squares




Devaloy Devaraja (1731-61), regent for Immadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar II (1734-66)
Copper kasu
2.77 g. 12 mm.
Elephant left, sun and moon above, all within ruled and dotted borders
Criss-cross lines, with circles in the empty squares

 

 

Heidar Ali (1761-1782)

Haidar Ali Gold pagoda, Uma-Maheswara type with rosette reverse
Gold pagoda, Uma-Maheswara
3.43 g. 11 mm.
Siva and Parvati seated facing; Siva holding trishul (trident) and mriga (deer), sun and moon above.
Persian letter He (for Haidar Ali) within a granulated field; beautiful rosette within the curve of the letter




Haidar Ali Gold pagoda, Uma-Maheswara type with plain reverse
Gold pagoda, Uma-Maheswara
3.41 g. 11 mm.
Siva and Parvati seated facing; Siva holding trishul (trident) and mriga (deer), sun and moon above.
Persian letter He (for Haidar Ali) within a granulated field; unorganized dots within the curve of the letter

 

 

Tipu Sultan (Tiger of Mysore) (1782-1799)

Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Gold pagoda, Nagar, AH 1199, regnal year 3
 Gold pagoda, Nagar
3.42 g. 12 mm.
Persian letter He (for Haidar Ali, Tipu's father), along with mint name Nagar and numeral 3 (regnal year)
Legend, including AH date 1199 (1785-86 AC)




Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Gold pagoda, Patan, AH 1198, regnal year 1
Gold pagoda, Patan
3.40 g. 12 mm.
Persian letter He (for Haidar Ali, Tipu's father), along with numeral 1 (regnal year)
Legend, including AH date 1198 (1782 AC) and mint Patan (for Srirangapatnam, or Seringapatan)




Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Gold pagoda, Patan, AH 1200, regnal year 4
Gold pagoda, Patan
3.44 g. 12 mm.
Mint name Patan combined with Persian letter He (for Haidar Ali), along with numeral 4 (regnal year)
Legend, including AH date 1200 (1786 AC)





Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Gold pagoda, Patan, AM 1221
Gold pagoda, Patan
3.43 g. 12 mm.
Legend, including AM date 1221 (1792 AC)
Legend, including mint Patan (for Srirangapatnam, or Seringapatan)





Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Copper 2-Paisa, Patan, undated
Copper 2-Paisa, Patan
23.32 g. 33 mm.
Elephant right with raised trunk, flag and legend above
Legend, including mint Patan (for Srirangapatnam, or Seringapatan)





Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Copper 2-Paisa, Patan, AM 1225
Copper 2-Paisa, Patan
21.03 g. 35 mm.
Caparisoned elephant walking right, flag with Persian "Be" above
Persian legend stating date, AM 1225 (1796 AC), and mint Patan




Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Copper Paisa, Farrukhyab-Hisar, AM 1217
Copper Paisa, Farrukhyab-Hisar
11.31 g. 23 mm.
Caparisoned elephant walking left, AM date 1217 (1788 AC) above
Persian legend stating mint Farrukhyab-Hisar (Chitaldurg)




Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Copper Paisa, Nagar, AM 1226
Copper Paisa, Nagar
11.26 g. 23 mm.
Caparisoned elephant walking right, Persian letter Te above
Persian legend stating mint Nagar and AM date 1226 (1797 AC)




Tipu Sultan (1782-1799) Copper Paisa, Patan, AM 1222
Copper Paisa, Patan
11.14 g. 23 mm.
Caparisoned elephant walking right, Persian legend and AM date 1222 (1793 AC) above
Persian legend stating mint Patan

 

 

Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (1799-1868)

Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868): Gold pagoda
Gold pagoda
3.42 g. 11 mm.
Siva and Parvati seated facing, Siva holding a trisul (trident) and mriga (deer), sun and moon above
Three line Devanagari legend: Sri / Krishnara / ja




Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868): Gold
Gold "Kanthirava" fanam
0.37 g. 6 mm.
Narasimha (Lion-faced Vishnu) seated facing, holding a chakra in each upper hand
Degenerate illegible legend : Sri / Kamthi / rava




Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868): Gold
Gold "Kanthirava" fanam
0.37 g. 5 mm.
Narasimha (Lion-faced Vishnu) seated facing, holding a chakra in each upper hand
Degenerate illegible legend : Sri / Kamthi / rava




Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868): Copper 6+1/4 cash
Copper 6 1/4 cash
2.90 g. 14 mm.
Sardula (mythical tiger) standing left, sun, Sri and moon above, all within double ruled, dotted border
Kannada legend: Krishna (referring to Krishna Raja Wodeyar),      Persian legend below, naming mint Mysore.





Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868): Copper 10 cash, 1839
Copper 10 cash, 1839
4.52 g. 16-17 mm.
Sardula (mythical tiger) standing left, sun, Sri and moon above, date 1839 below, all within ruled border
Kannada legend: Krishna (referring to Krishna Raja Wodeyar),  Persian legend below, naming mint Mysore.