1 Kasu - Samarakolakalan Banas of Madurai

1 Kasu - Samarakolakalan (Banas of Madurai) -  obverse1 Kasu - Samarakolakalan (Banas of Madurai) -  reverse

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Country Kingdom of Madurai (Hindu Dynasties)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1469-1476
Value Kasu
Composition Copper
Weight 3.15 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 284999
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References MSI# 572
Michael Mitchiner; 1998. The Coinage and History of Southern India / Part 1. Karnataka, Andhra. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.


Garuda seated facing left with conch and discus


Title of the king "Samarakolakalan" in Tamil

Lettering: சமர கொலா கலன்

Translation: Samara / Kola / Kalan in Tamil within the lines


Banas controlled much of Madurai, Ramanathapuram and some parts  of Kongu regions from 14th to middle of 16th century. Different varieties of the coin exist wherein the Garuda facing right, and the Tamil legend without lines.

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