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Rare silver drachm of Krishna Raja (ca.550-575 AD), Kalachuris in Deccan, India

Rare silver drachm of Krishna Raja (ca.550-575 AD), Kalachuris in Deccan, India

Krishna Raja facing right, no inscriptions / Humped bull seated right, dots below, "Parama mahesvara mata pitri pad anudhyata sri Krishna Raja" in Brahmi (translating as "devout worshipper of Siva, who meditates at the feet of his mother and father, the lord Krishna Raja"). 11mm, 1.85 grams. Mitchener 582-593. The Kalachuris rose to prominence in the first half of the 6th century and spread over Malwa region, reaching zenith of their power during the reign of Krishna Raja. Their power was greatly reduces by the Kanauj and Chalukyas in the early 600''s.

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