Gadhaiya paisa, Paramara


Country Gadhaiya
(Indian states and kingdoms)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 950-1050
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Currency Drachm (543-1390)
Composition Billon
Weight 4.22 g
Diameter 14 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References MNI# 422
Oriental Coins and Their Value: Non Islamic States & Western Colonies
by Michael Mitchiner
(Hawkins Publications)


Stylized head right


Stylized fire altar




Indo-Sassanian Gadhiya paisa coins are degenerates of Sassanian silver coins which circulated in Afghanistan and India from the 8th to 11th centuries. These coins are referred as Indo-Sassanian for combining Indian characters with the Sassanian types. Some derive the word Gadhiya from the Ghardabhiya dynasty-which is an Indo-Sassanian family of that name, subsequent to the year 420 A.D. The design of the coin was based on the Sassanian fire altar that was produced about 300 years earlier. Throughout Sassanid history a freestanding fire-altar was given a prominent place on coinage.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (950-1050)  15.03

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