King wearing Dhoti sitting on a throne, Crescent, ceremonial lamp. Conch shell next to the head of the king
King sitting on the floor with a stylized script reading Raja Raja
Catalog # 031
South India (Mainland type)
10th to 11th century
This coin was issued under Rajaraja I, emperor of the Chola dynasty from 985-1014 AD. The coin is often called “Octopus Man” because of it’s appearance of tentacles.