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|Denomination||Gold Fanam||Mint||No Mint|
Western Ganga Dynasty, Gold Fanam, Obv: elephant standing right, Rev: ornamental floral scroll, 0.40g, 5.62mm, about extremely fine.
Probably smallest known gold fanam where elephant is very clearly visible.
elegant floral design within which is inscribed the Narasinga, a Kannada legend, on the obverse these coins have been ascribed to the Western Gangas of Talakad. The main reason for attributing them to the Gangas is the presence of the caparisoned elephant on the obverse. This depiction is highly similar to that of the copper plates of the Gangas. Though not inscribed, they have been attributed to the Gangas. What is noteworthy is that the coins so far published have only floral designs and no legend on the reverse, he said. The coin is unique because of the presence of a legend in Kannada characters. The coin can be dated to the 10th century CE.