Damma - Rana Hastin Chaulukya Feudatory

Damma - Rana Hastin (Chaulukya Feudatory) - obverseDamma - Rana Hastin (Chaulukya Feudatory) - reverse

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Issuer Chalukya dynasty (Hindu Dynasties)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 900-1000
Value 1 Damma
Currency Drachm (543-1390)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.49 g
Diameter 9 mm
Thickness 0.7 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 198332


Elephant walking right, within dotted border.


Early Nagari legend in two lines: "Sri Rana / Hasti (Hastiya)".

Translation: King Elephant




Fishman/Todd# U8; Mitchiner 1979# 299ff; SKU# Q88-49320

Initially attributed to Maharaja Hastin (ca. 475-515) of the Parivrajaka family by Rapson (1897) and Mitchiner (1979), but recent researches by Fishman and Todd suggest that the "Rana Hastin" was an honorific title of an unknown 10-11th century ruler of the Chaulukya feudatory in Gujarat or Rajasthan, especially since his coins are found hundreds of kilometers away from Bundelkhand, the domain o the Parivrajakas.

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ND (900-1000)  $ 24

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