Rare gold dinar of King Paramardi (c.1165-1203 AD), Chandellas of Bundelkhand, India

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Lakshmi seated cross-legged, facing // Srimad/Paramardi in Nagari. 19mm, 3.99 grams. Mitchiner NIS #408.

Paramardi (reigned c. 1165-1203 CE) was a king of the Chandela dynasty of central India. He was the last powerful Chandela king, and ruled the Jejakabhukti region (Bundelkhand in present-day Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh). Around 1182-1183 CE, he was defeated by Prithviraj Chauhan, who raided the Chandela capital Mahoba. Paramardi managed to recover the Chandela power over the next few years, but was defeated by the Ghurid general Qutb al-Din Aibak around 1202-1203 CE.