Medieval India

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Medieval India
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Nolambas of South, Central Karnataka or their Feudatories, possibly attributed to Nanni Nolamba or “Polalachora’”, Gold Punch Marked Gadyana, 3.74g, Uniface, Obv: Nine punches – 5 x Nandi seated facing right, 2 x Kannada letter ‘Shri’, 1 x Kannada letters “Pa La…” (engraved retrograde), 1 x Ankusha and weapon symbols. Extremely fine, very rare.
The Nolambas were a minor dynasty of medieval Karnataka. They flourished under Rashtrakuta tutelage. But after their collapse Nolamba Dynasty lost its influence and power. Nolambas were overrun by the Ganga king Marasimha, who boasts of having destroyed the Nolamba family and had the title Nolambakulantaka. Nanni Nolamba was the king who was ruling in c. 970 CE and one of his alternative names was ‘Polalachora’. Since the two letter Kannada legend on this coin corresponds to the first two letters of this name, the coin is tentatively attributed to Nanni Nolamba.