INDIA, MYSORE, Kanthirava Narasa (1638-62) Gold fanam. SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, MYSORE, Kanthirava Narasa (1638-62) Gold fanam. SUPERB!
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Obverse Narasimha (Lion-faced Vishnu) seated facing, holding a chakra in each upper hand.
Reverse Partially visible Devanagari legend: Sri / Kamthi / rava
Date c. 1638-62
Weight 0.37 gm.
Diameter 5 mm.
Die axis 2 o'clock
Reference MNI 958, MSI 910-11
Comments The "Kanthirava" fanam of Kanthirava Narasa is one of the few Indian coins whose image can be directly related to a known piece of sculpture ... in this case, the famous statue of Narasimha at the Vijayanagar capital of Hampi (see photo below). This coin is a SUPERB specimen, with quite a realistic face plus a very recognizable partial legend (the full legend never appears on these coins as it is too long for the tiny flan).
Ancient Coins - INDIA, MYSORE, Kanthirava Narasa (1638-62) Gold fanam. SUPERB!
Price SKU: 184.72
US$ 65.00
  • € 53.61
  • £ 46.01
  • AUD 84.27
  • CHF 58.42
  • CAD 79.15

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