Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 11th
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Write short notes. Coins in South Indian dynasties - History

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Write short notes.

Coins in South Indian dynasties

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Solution

  1. The Maurya coins were in circulation in South India.
  2. After the decline of Mauryas, the Pandyas issued their own punch marked coins.
  3. The images like sun, horse, stupa, tree, fish were carved on it.
  4. On the Chera coins, there used to be a bow and arrow on one side and an image of an elephant on the other.
  5. On the Chola coins, the symbol of the tiger as the royal emblem of Cholas is depicted.
  6. The Chola coins were made of gold, silver and the legends were inscribed in Devnagari script.
  7. The coins belonging to Chalukya king Rajaraja are issued in three metals gold, silver, and copper, with the image of Rajaraja and a tiger.
  8. Due to the trade with Rome, many Roman coins are found.
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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 11 Kingdoms in South India
Exercise | Q Q.3 (2) | Page 83
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