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985-1070, Peninsual India/Ceylon, Chola Dynasty, Rajaraja I. Æ Kahavanu Coin. R!


Condition: VF+
Mint Period: 985-1070 AD

Denomination: Bronze Kahavanu
Reference: Mitchiner 737-738. Scarce concave shaped type!
Diameter: 20mm

Material: Bronze

Weight: 3.62gm


Obverse: Seated King beneath legend in right field.

Legend: "Sri Raja Raja."


Reverse: Standing king with ancillary symbols.


 


Rajaraja I (Middle Tamil: Rājarāja Cōḻaṉ; Classical Sanskrit: Rājarāja Śōḷa; 947 CE – 1014 CE), also known as Rajaraja the Great, was a Chola emperor who reigned from 985 CE to 1014 CE. He is known for his conquests of Southern India and parts of Sri Lanka, and increasing Chola influence across the Indian Ocean.


His empire included vast regions of the Pandya country, the Chera country and northern Sri Lanka. He also acquired Lakshadweep and Thiladhunmadulu atoll, and part of the northern-most islands of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Campaigns against the Western Gangas and the Western Chalukyas extended the Chola authority as far as the Tungabhadra River. On the eastern coast, he battled with the Telugu Chola king Jata Choda Bhima for the possession of Vengi.


Rajaraja I, also built the Rajarajeshwaram Temple at the Chola capital Thanjavur.The temple is regarded as the foremost of all temples constructed in the medieval south Indian architectural style. During his reign, the texts of the Tamil poets Appar, Sambandar and Sundarar were collected and edited into one compilation called Thirumurai, gaining him the name of ‘Thirumurai Kanda Cholar’ meaning The One Whom Found Thirumurai. He initiated a project of land survey and assessment in 1000 CE which led to the reorganisation of Tamil country into individual units known as valanadus. Rajaraja died in 1014 CE and was succeeded by his son Rajendra Chola I.


 

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985-1070, Peninsual India/Ceylon, Chola Dynasty, Rajaraja I. Æ Kahavanu Coin. R! Condition: VF+Mint Period: 985-1070 AD Denomination: Bronze Kahavanu Reference: Mitchiner 737-738. Scarce concave shaped type!Diameter: 20mm Material: Bronze Weight: 3.62gm Obverse: Seated King beneath ...

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INDIA, Travancore, Bala Rama Varma I (1798-1810) one anantanaya (two fanam (KM.3); Tulabharam medallic quarter pagoda (1870-1931) (KM.M11). Good extremely fine; holed otherwise fine. (2)

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† Coins of India. Princely States. Travancore, An Assortment of Coins (60), including Rama Varma VI, Silver ¼-Rupees (6), 1889, ME 1082, 1085, 1087, 1103, 1106, Fanams (4), undated, ME 1096 (2), ...

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† Coins of India. Princely States. Travancore, Silver ½-Rupees (3), ME 1114, ME 1116, ME 1118 (KM 64, 67), ¼-Rupee, ME 1112 (KM 62), Gold Fanams (3), ME 1112, ME 1116, ME 1121 (KM 61, 65), Chuckr ...
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