Bronze stater of King Rajaraja I (985-1016 AD), Cholas of Southern India

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Raja Raja standing (it seems like he has 6 legs, kind of looking like an octopus, giving this coin a popular name of "octopus man" coins / God seated. 18 mm, 3.75 grams. SKU DD144--47248

Like the coins of the Kingdom of Kashmir, this coin of the Cholas from the South of India follows a prototype of late Kushan coins, with a sitting figure on one side and a standing one on the other, both drawn in lines. This type was copied in Ceylon were it became known as the "Ceylon-man" or "Octopus-Man" type.

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