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Coins of Vijayanagara Empire

Sangama dynasty (1336-1485)

Harihara I (1336–1356)

Hari Hara I Gold pagoda or gadyana
Gold pagoda or gadyana
3.38 g. 11-12 mm.
Warrior advancing right, right hand raised, sword at hip
Kannada legend: sri vi / ra hari / hara




Bukka Raya I (1356-1377)

Bukka Raya I Gold pagoda or gadyana
Gold pagoda or gadyana
3.38 g. 11-12 mm.
Warrior (King?) advancing right, right hand raised, sword at hip
Kannada legend: sri vi / ra buka / raya



Harihara II (1377–1404)

Hari Hara II Gold 1/2 pagoda
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.68 g. 10 mm.
Siva and Parvati seated facing, Siva holding damaru (drum) and trident
Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa ha ri / ha ra





Hari Hara II Gold 1/2 pagoda
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.71 g. 9-10 mm.
Siva and Parvati seated facing, Siva holding parasu (axe) and mriga or deer
Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa ha ri / ha ra




Hari Hara II Gold 1/2 pagoda, Lakshmi-Narayan type
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.70 g. 9 mm.
Vishnu and Lakshmi seated facing, Vishnu holding chakra (wheel) and sankh or conch
Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa ha ri / ha ra




Hari Hara I or II Silver 10-rattis
Silver 10-rattis
1.82 g. 10 mm.
Lion left, with right foreleg raised, dagger or sword above, two solid circles around
Within solid circle, Devanagari legend: rajadi / raja, moon and sun above




Hari Hara II Silver 10-rattis
Silver 10-rattis
1.80 g. 10-12 mm.
Two line Devanagari legend: sri ha / ri
Continuation of Devanagari legend: hara, sun, dagger and moon above




Hari Hara II Silver tara (2.5-rattis)
Silver tara (2.5-rattis)
0.28 g. 9 mm.
Devanagari letter: ha, along with numerals 2+1/2 for the denomination
In a rectangular grid: dagger left, two-line Nagari legend: hari / hara




Hari Hara II Silver tara (2.5-rattis)
Silver tara (2.5-rattis)
0.17 g. 8 mm.
Stylized lion (sardula) right, lingam within crescent above
Devanagari letter: ha, along with numerals 2+1/2 for the denomination




Deva Raya I (1406–1422) or Deva Raya II (1424–1446)

Deva Raya I or II Gold pagoda, Uma-Maheshwar type
Gold pagoda Uma-Maheshwar type
3.43 g. 11 mm.
Siva and Parvati seated facing, Siva holding parasu (axe) and mriga or deer
Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa de va / ra ya




Deva Raya I or II Gold pagoda, Lakshmi-Narayana type type
Gold pagoda, Lakshmi-Narayana type
3.38 g. 11 mm.
Vishnu and Lakshmi seated facing, Vishnu holding chakra (wheel) and sankh or conch
Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa de va / ra ya




Deva Raya I or II Gold 1/2 pagoda
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.71 g. 10 mm.
Siva and Parvati seated facing, Siva holding damaru (drum) in right hand
Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa de va / ra ya




Deva Raya I or II Gold 1/4 pagoda
Gold 1/4 pagoda
0.84 g. 8-9 mm.
Elephant walking left
Two-liine Devanagari legend: sri de / va ra ya




Deva Raya I or II Silver tara (2.5 rattis)
Silver tara (2.5 rattis)
0.16 g. 8 mm.
Elephant right
Dagger at left, two-liine Devanagari legend: de va / ra ya




Deva Raya II Copper jital, Mulbagal mint
Copper jital
3.14 g. 13-14 mm.
Mulbagal mint
Humped bull standing right, sun and moon above
Central dagger, flanked by conch and discus, Kannada legend above and below: sri deva / ra ya

 

 

Tuluva dynasty (1491-1570)

Krishnadevaraya (1509-1529)

Krishna Devaraya Gold pagoda or gadyana
Gold pagoda or gadyana
3.32 g. 11 mm.
Balakrishna seated facing, right leg tucked under and left leg hanging down, flanked by chakra (discus) and sankh (conch)
Three-line Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa kri shna / ra ya



Krishna Devaraya Gold 1/2 pagoda
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.70 g. 10-11 mm.
Balakrishna seated cross-legged facing, flanked by chakra (discus) and sankh (conch)
Three-line Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa kri shna / ra ya




Achyuta Deva Raya (1529-1542)

Achyutaraya Gold pagoda or gadyana
pagoda or gadyana
3.37 g. 11-12 mm.
Gandaberunda (double-headed eagle) standing facing, holding an elephant in each beak and in each foot
Three-line Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa chyu ta / ra ya




Achyutaraya Gold 1/2 pagoda
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.69 g. 10-11 mm.
Gandaberunda (double-headed eagle) walking left, holding an elephant in each beak and in each foot
Three-line Devanagari legend: sri pra / ta pa chyu ta / ra ya




Achyutaraya Copper kasu, Madurai
Copper kasu
3.26 g. 13 mm.
Madurai mint
Gandaberunda (double-headed eagle) displayed, holding a snake in each beak, surrounded by a dotted and then a ruled circular border
Stylized trident or flower




Sadasiva Raya (1542-1570)

Sadasivaraya Gold pagoda or gadyana
Gold pagoda or gadyana
3.38 g. 11 mm.
Vishnu and Lakshmi seated facing, Vishnu holding a chakra in each hand
Three-line Devanagari legend: sri sa / da si va ra / yalu



Aravidu dynasty (1542-1646)

Tirumala Deva Raya (1565-1572)

Tirumalaraya Gold 1/2 pagoda
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.69 g. 9 mm.
Lord Rama seated cross-legged facing, flanked by Sita at right and Lakshmana at left (off flan)
Three-line Devanagari legend: sri ti / ru ma la ra / ya lu




Tirumalaraya Chalama Copper jital
Copper jital "Chalama"
3.70 g. 15 mm.
Humped bull standing left, facing dagger, sun and moon above
Two-line Nagari legend: cha la ma / ra ya, the two lines separated by a panel containing a discus, crescent and conch



Peda Venkata Raya (1632-1642)

Venkataraya III Gold pagoda or gadyana
Gold pagoda or gadyana
3.32 g. 12 mm.
Venkateswar (a form of Vishnu) standing facing holding chakra in each hand
Three-line Devanagari legend: sri venka / teswara / yanamah




Venkataraya III Gold 1/2 pagoda
Gold 1/2 pagoda
1.71 g. 10 mm.
Venkateswar (a form of Vishnu) standing facing, under arch, holding chakra and conch
Degenerate legend