Gadhaiya paisa, Paramara

Features

Country Gadhaiya
(Northern Dynasties)
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 Mitch NI# 422
Michael Mitchiner; 1979. Oriental Coins and Their Values / Volume 3. Non-Islamic States & Western Colonies, AD 600-1979. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780904173185.

Obverse

Style head right; pellets and ornaments around.

Reverse

Stylised fire altar; pellets around.

Edge

Plain

Comments

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 (Chavda dynasty).
Throughout Sassanid history a freestanding fire-altar was given a prominent place on coinage.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (950-1050)  11.96

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