Vijayanagara Empire coins catalog

Vijayanagara Empire (1336–1646)

Vira Harihara I (1336-1354)

 Obverse:-Veera Anjaneya to rightReverse:-Sri Vikrama (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.271 gms
Dia: 1.4 cms Remarks:  

 

 Obverse:-Veera Anjaneya to rightReverse:-Sri Vikrama (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.037 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Sardhula(Mythical Lion) to leftReverse:-Two lines Hari Hara (Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 1.745 gms

 

 

Bukka Raya I (1354-1377)

  Obverse:-Crude figure of Veera AnjaneyaReverse:-Veera Bukkaraya (Kannada) Metal: Gold. (debased)
Wt: 3.360 gms
Dia: 0.9 cms Remarks: Courtesy Sri R. Jawahar Babu. Debased metal content.

 Obverse:-Veera Anjaneya to rightReverse:-Sri Veera Bhupathiraya (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.849 gms
Dia: 1.50 cms Remarks:

 

  Obverse:-Nandi couchant to leftReverse:-Letter "BU" (Kannada) A decorated bull carrying on its back amukhavigraha Sandhya-bali-vrsa (Nandi). Wt: 1.011 gms
Dia: 1.00 cms Remarks: New find, being reported for the  first time

 

 Obverse:-Veera Anjaneya, head turned towards rightReverse:-Letter "BU"(Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.980 gms
Dia: 1.2 cms Remarks:

 

 

Vira Harihararaya II (1376-1404)

 Obverse:-Uma Maheswara sitting, damaru in right hand, moon above.Reverse:-Sri Pratapa Harihara in three lines(Nagari)   Metal: Gold
Wt: 1.704 gms
Dia: 1.0 cms Remarks: Denomination- half varaha.

 

 Obverse:-Lakshmi Narasimha sittingReverse:-Sri Pratapa Harihara in three lines (Nagari) Metal: Gold
Wt: 1.685 gms
Dia: 1.0 cms Remarks: Denomination- half varaha.

 

 Obverse:-Ganesha sittingReverse:-Sri Pratapa Harihara in three lines (Nagri) Metal: Gold
Wt: 1.683 gms
Dia: 0.9 cms Remarks: New find- Reporting first time; Denomination- half varaha.

 

  Obverse:-Saraswathi BrahmaReverse:-Pratapa Harihara Metal: Gold.
Wt: 1.670 gms
Dia: 1.1 cms Remarks: Courtesy Sri R. Jawahar Babu; Denomination- half varaha.


 Obverse:-Nagari letterHa Reverse:-A sword to left and two-line Nagari legend with rule between the linesHa ri ha ra. Wt: 0.265 gms
Dia: 0.8 cms Remarks: New find, reported by the author in The journal of Numismatic Society of India, Volume LV, 1993, Parts- 1& 2.

 

 Obverse:-Nandi to rightReverse:-Sun and moon, Pratapa Harihara in two lines (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.690 gms
Dia: 1.50cms Remarks:

 

 

Bukka Raya II (1405-1406)

 Obverse:-Standing Hanuman with Anjalimudra Reverse:-Pratapa Bukka two lines (Nagari)? Metal: Copper
Wt: 0.5 gms
Dia: 0.8 cms Remarks:

 

 

Devaraya I (1406-1422)

 Obverse:-Standing Nandi to right crescent above.Reverse:-Sri Neelakanda, three lines (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.420gms
Dia: 1.4 cms Remarks:

 

 

Devaraya II (1423-1446)

 Obverse:-Uma Maheswara sitting, damuru in right hand.  Reverse:-Sri Pratapadevaraya (Nagari) three lines. Metal: Gold
Wt: 1.70 gms
Dia: 1.1 cms Remarks: Denomination- half varaha.

 

 Obverse:-Uma Maheswara sittingReverse:-Sri Pratapadevaraya (Nagari) three lines Metal: Gold
Wt: 3.420 gms
Dia: 1.2 cms Remarks: Denomination- varaha.

 

 Obverse:-Elephant to rightReverse:-Sword to left and Devaraya two lines (Nagari) Metal: Silver
Wt: 0.270 gms
Dia: 0.9 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Elephant to rightReverse:-Devaraya off the flan (Nagari) Metal: Silver
Wt: 0.170 gms
Dia: 0.7 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Elephant with raised trunk to the left.Reverse:-Around edge Gajabetakara (Kannada). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.060 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks: Coin in worn condition.

 

 Obverse:-Nandi to right with a symbol aboveReverse:-Deva garbled (Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.340 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-With reins dangling camel to left.Reverse:-Sword in center around semicircular Sridevaraya (Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.310 gms
Dia: 1.4 cms Remarks: New find, reported by the author in Studies in South Indian Coins, Obverse:-Symbol above elephant to right carrying sword in the trunk.Reverse:-Raya Gajakantha Berundha (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.840 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Symbol above elephant to right carrying sword in the trunk.Reverse:-Raya Gajakantha Berundha (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.650 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Symbol above elephant to right carrying sword in the trunkReverse:-Raya Gajakanta Berunda (Nagari) sword below. Metal: Copper
Wt: 4.040 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Two symbols above elephant to right carrying sword in the trunkReverse:-Raya Gajakantha Berundha (Nagari), sword below.. Metal: Copper
Wt: 4.180 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Fleeing king fighting an elephant which is carrying a swordReverse:-Raya Gajakantha Berundha (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 4.160 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Symbol above elephant to right carrying sword in the trunkReverse:-Raya Gajakantha Berundha (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.600 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Symbol above elephant to rightReverse:-Legend not clear Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.280 gms
Dia: 1.9 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Symbol above with right leg raised elephant to right.Reverse:-Sri Devarayaru(Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.980 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Symbol above with right leg raised elephant to right.Reverse:-Sri Devarayaru (Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.280 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Symbol above with right leg raised elephant to right.Reverse:-Sri Devarayaru (Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.430 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 Obverse:-Nandi to leftReverse:-Sword in center Sri Devaraya (Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.590 gms
Dia: 1.9cms Remarks:

 

  Obverse:-Elephant to right Letter 'Aa' aboveReverse:-Three line Prathapa Devaraya (Kannada) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.020 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks:

 

  Obverse:-Horse to rightReverse:-Devaraya (Kannada) around sword in center. Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.610 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks:

 

  Obverse:-With Symbol above elephant to right.Reverse:-Gajabetakara (Nagari) sword below. Metal: Copper
Wt: 4.000 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

  Obverse:-King approaching the elephant shown between the trunk and the                  front leg of the animal. On top symbols.Reverse:-Gajabetakara (Nagari) sword below. Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.472 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:


  Obverse:-elephant to rightReverse:-Ra ya ga ja ga(n) da b(e) ru(n) da Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.560 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:

 

 

Mallikarjuna Raya (1447-1465)

  Obverse:-Female deity in Padmasana pose holding two flowers in both hands within a circle of dots. Bottom Pampa in three letters.Reverse:-Mallikarjuna (Nagari three lines). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.440 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks: New find, reported for the first time  

 

 

Achuthadevaraya (1530-1542)

  Obverse:-Urdhva Pundram (Tirunamam)Reverse:-Achuta (Kannada). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.240 gms
Dia: 1.3 cms Remarks: New find, repoted by the author.

 

 

Vira Sadasivaraya (1543-1568)

  Obverse:-Lakshmi Narayana with Sanku Chakra  Reverse:-Sri Sadasivaraya (Nagari) Metal: Gold.
Wt: 3.400 gms
Dia: 1.0 cm Remarks: Denomination- varaha, courtesy Sri R. Jawahar Babu.

  Obverse:-Lakshmi Narayana with Sanku and ChakraReverse:-Sri Sadasivaraya (Nagari) Metal: Gold.
Wt: 3.410 gms
Dia: 0.95 cms Remarks: Denomination- varaha, courtesy Sri R. Jawahar Babu.


  Obverse:-Garuda to left.Reverse:-Sri Sada (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.180 gms
Dia: 1.2 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Elephant to leftReverse:-Sada Siva (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.500 gms
Dia: 1.2 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Prancing horse to left.Reverse:-Sada Sivaraya (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.190 gms
Dia: 1.3 cms Remarks: Sri on the top line worn out.

 Obverse:-Galloping horse to left.Reverse:-Siva visible (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.230 gms
Dia: 1.4 cms Remarks: Worn out Condition.

  Obverse:-Divine couple.Reverse:-Sri Sada Sivaraya (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 1.060 gms
Dia: 1.0 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-With umberella horse to left. Reverse:-Legend not clear. Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.100 gms
Dia: 1.2 cms Remarks: State Horse was worshipped ceremoniously by kings during Dasara festival.
               Reported in Studies in South Indian Coins, Vol: X

 

 

Tirumala Devaraya (1568-1572)

  Obverse:-Reverse:-Sri Tirumalaraya (Nagari). Metal: Gold.
Wt: 3.410 gms
Dia: 1.05 cms Remarks: Denomination- varaha, courtesy Sri R. Jawahar Babu.

  Obverse:-Sword between two Garudas.Reverse:-Cha la ma ra ya words jumbled(Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.090 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Sanku and Chakra above, Garuda at left facing sword.Reverse:-Tiru ma la ra ya (Nagari) three lines Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.460 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Varaha (divine boar) to right, sun and sword on the top.Reverse:-Tirumalaraya. (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.950 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:

 Obverse:-Varaha (divine boar) to right, sun and sword on the top.Reverse:-Cha la ma Ti ru ma la ra ya. (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.720 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks:

 Obverse:-Varaha (divine boar) to right, sun and moon above.Reverse:-Tirumala (Kannada). Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.600 gms
Dia: 1.2 cms Remarks:

 Obverse:-Varaha (divine boar) to rightReverse:-Tirumala (Kannada). Metal: Copper
Wt: 2.620 gms
Dia: 1.2 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Sword with Saanku and Chakra on both sidesReverse:-Sri Ti ru ma la ra ya (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.630 gms
Dia: 1.3 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Elephant to the left carrying sword.Reverse:-Sri Ti ru ma la ra ya (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.330 gms
Dia: 1.3 cms Remarks:

 Obverse:-Sanku to left, Chakra to right, moon at bottom, sun on top.Reverse:-Ma la ra ya (Nagari) in anticlockwise direction, in center sword. Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.570 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Sanku at left, Chakra at right, Sun below and moon above, center                     four dots.Reverse:-Sword in the middle, (Sri) Cha La Ma Ra Ya (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.540 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Elephant to left facing sword.Reverse:-Ti ru ma la ra ya (Nagari). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.560 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Standing Garuda holding a sword in right hand and head turned towards rightReverse:-Tirumalaraya (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.080 gms
Dia: 1.7 cms Remarks:


  Obverse:-Sun and moon above two Garudas facing each other and between                  them a swordReverse:-Tirumalaraya (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.390 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks: Oblong Shape

 

Obverse:- Reverse:-Tirumalraya (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.740 gms
Dia: 1.5 cms Remarks:

  Obverse:-Varaha to right, sword and sun aboveReverse:-Tirumalaraya (Kannada). Metal: Copper
Wt: 3.280 gms
Dia: 1.6 cms Remarks:

 

 

Sri Ranga Deva Raya I (1572-1586)


  Obverse:-Face of God Narasimha  Reverse:-Sri Ranga in three letters (Telugu). Metal: Copper
Wt: 1.460 gms
Dia: 1.0 cm Remarks: New find,.reported for the first time by the author..

  Obverse:-Urdhva Pundram (Tirunamam), Sanku and ChakraReverse:-Sri Ranga (Nagari) Metal: Copper
Wt: 1.260 gms
Dia: 1.1 cms Remarks: New find.Reported for the first time.