Medieval India - Kongu - Lion Type

A small dumpy copper coin with a lion standing left with front right paw raised as in the Lankan Flag, but without sword.

TypeStruck ?
Diameter13.3 mm
Thickness3.9 mm
Weight3.99 gms
kongu_lion_cu_obverse kongu_lion_cu_reverse
Mitchiner TK#1087
Obverse : Lion standing left with rasised right paws and tail double bent over back.
Reverse : Stylized Nagari Text.

I note the remarkable similarity to the Lion in the Lankan Flag except for the sword.

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The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. It was obtained in 2004 April from Satya Bhupatiraju who had purchased from Scott Semans.