Chola Dynasty – 10th to 11th Century

Obverse:
King wearing Dhoti sitting on a throne, Crescent, ceremonial lamp. Conch shell next to the head of the king

Reverse:
King sitting on the floor with a stylized script reading Raja Raja

Catalog # 031
Chola Dynasty
South India (Mainland type)
10th to 11th century
Copper

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.

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