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Superb! AE drachm of Singar Chandra Deva (late 15th century AD (?)), Kangra Kingdom (Tye 70)

Superb! AE drachm of Singar Chandra Deva (late 15th century AD (?)), Kangra Kingdom (Tye 70)

Stylized horseman right / Inscriptions in 3 lines: "Maharaja Sri Singar Chandra Deva". Scarce. Much nicer than these usually are. 13mm, 2.95 grams. "The Catalogue of Katoch rulers of Kangra"#457-498; Tye 70.

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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