Answer in Brief
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Coins in South Indian dynasties
- The Maurya coins were in circulation in South India.
- After the decline of Mauryas, the Pandyas issued their own punch marked coins.
- The images like sun, horse, stupa, tree, fish were carved on it.
- On the Chera coins, there used to be a bow and arrow on one side and an image of an elephant on the other.
- On the Chola coins, the symbol of the tiger as the royal emblem of Cholas is depicted.
- The Chola coins were made of gold, silver and the legends were inscribed in Devnagari script.
- The coins belonging to Chalukya king Rajaraja are issued in three metals gold, silver, and copper, with the image of Rajaraja and a tiger.
- Due to the trade with Rome, many Roman coins are found.
Concept: Important Kingdoms in South India
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