Bronze stater, Raja Raja 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. 16 mm, 4.09 grams, much nicer than these usually are. 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.