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AE drachm of Apurva Chandra Deva (ca.1340-1351 (?) AD), Kangra Kingdom (Tye #66)

AE drachm of Apurva Chandra Deva (ca.1340-1351 (?) AD), Kangra Kingdom (Tye #66)

Stylized horseman right / Stylized bull, inscriptions above ("Sri Apurva Chandra"). Scarce. Much nicer than these usually are. 14mm, 3.20 grams. "The Catalogue of Katoch rulers of Kangra"#148 or similar; Tye 66..

Kangra is a district is in the western part of Himachal Pradesh, in the low foothills of the Himalayas. It was the place of an ancient Hindu Kangra Kingdom. The kings of Kangra are almost unknown in history, their existence was shadowy and the dating of their reigns is tentative.Their coins are fairly scarce, not well-studied and difficult to find.

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