Nice! Bronze stater of King Harsha (1089-1101), Kashmir Kingdom, India

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Ardoksho (Lakshmi) seated facing in lalitasana (with right leg folded under and left leg hanging down), holding diadem in right hand and long-stemmed lotus in left hand, legend in Sharada script: Ha-rsha // Highly stylized King standing facing, sacrificing at altar at left, legend at right in Sharada script: deva. 21mm, 5.62 grams. Mitchiner NIS 188-189. SKU T654-52513

Harsha, also Harshadeva, (ruled 1089-1101 CE) was a Hindu king of Kashmir, India. Harsha belonged to the Utpala dynasty, of which he was the last ruler. Versed in many languages, a good poet, lover of music and art, he started his rule in a remarkable way, and became famous in northern India.