Gadhaiya Paisa - Inscribed Malwa Region

Gadhaiya Paisa - Inscribed (Malwa Region) -  obverseGadhaiya Paisa - Inscribed (Malwa Region) -  reverse

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Country Gadhaiya
(Indian states and kingdoms)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1050-1250
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Currency Drachm (543-1390)
Composition Billon
Weight 4.28 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References DR# 169
Standard catalogue of Sultanate coins of India
by Dillip Rajgor
(Amrapali Publications)


Bust of King to Right with Nagari "Ja" Behind Head.
The name of Gadhaiya (Gadhiya) paisa is attributed to the coins of indo-sassanian dynasties and their successors.
The value was equivalent to 1 drachm. Made in Chaulukyas territory from 543 to 753 AD these coins were still produced in the same territory under others dynastys like Gujrat, Malwa, Kandesh, Bahmanis, Salankis, Paramara and Yadavas.



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Inscribed Gadhiya Paisas are found in Malwa Region and are believed to have issues for temple offerings. Please Refer to P.C. Roy's "Coins of Northen India" Book Page 142 for more details.

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Gadhaiya Paisa - Inscribed (Malwa Region)