Numismatics & Epigraphy

Coin of Krishnadeva Raya

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Coin of Krishnadeva Raya
1509-1529 A.D.

Place of origin: Vijayanagar
Materials: Gold
Dimensions: Dia: 1.3 cm
Obverse: Divine image
Reverse: Inscription
Acc. No. 55.69/1

The coin represents on the obverse the standing divine image of the four-armed Lord Venkateshwara enshrining a sanctum/shrine. In two of his four hands he is carrying 'shankha' - conch, and 'chakra' - disc, while the other two are quite defaced.

There is on the reverse a three word Devanagari legend: 'Sri Krishna Raya'.

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