Lot 154

Paramaras of Malwa Gadhiyya Paisa Debased Silver Billon Dramma

Auction # 21 Lucknow (Online)

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 800 - 1000
  • Unsold
  • Auction Completed!

Catalog Reference #
Deyell # 167, Mitchiner Non-Islamic 649-52
Metal Composition
Debased Silver (Billon)
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
14.53 mm
4.33 gms
13th Century AD

Paramaras of Malwa, (13th Century AD), Gadhiyya Paisa, Debased Silver (Billon) Dramma, 4.33 gms, 14.53 mm, Degenerate Indo-Sasanian Gadhiyya Type head to the right on the obverse with “sri” to the left of the bust & a “fish hook” to the right of the effigy, Interestingly the reverse shows a war / battle scene depicting a horseman brandishing a sword, Mitchiner attributed this coin type to the Silaharas of the Konkan, Although Deyell as well as Maheshwari assigns it to the Paramaras and Maheshwari also suggests it was issued to celebrate their recovery of Malwa in c. 1190, Deyell # 167, Mitchiner Non-Islamic 649-52, very fine, very scarce.