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copper coinage

as the earliest copper coins of venad imitates the rajaraja kasu of cholas ,these coins are believed to be published  after the rajaraja kasu

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          reverse:                               obverse:
seated figure with pellets          standing figure with lamp
and parasu with letter'ra'         and chakra on either sides
 
**both sides have circles of dots along the edge
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metal:copper
weight 3.98gm
size:16mm
    
 
                                         

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      reverse:                 obverse:
(picture and symbols same as above coin)
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metal:copper
weight:3.98gm
size:17.5mm

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           reverse:                     obverse:
seated figure with parasu        standing figure
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                         metal:copper
                         size:11mm
                        weight:1.29gm
             **reverse side not clear in scan
 
 
 
 

coin of chempakarama varma (15th century a.d)
          
the coin is believed to be the above rulers coin ,as the symbol of the coin resembles the coins published  by him(chempakarama verma)
the coin below is of very smaller size rather than the coins published in beena
sarasans book,the reverse side of the coin was not visible at all

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(thinner variety coin)
          obverse:                          reverse:
ankusha in between                   (nothing visible)
vajrayudhams                                               
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          metal:copper
     size:9mm
          weight:0.9gm

anonymous coins of 17th and 18th century issued by venad rulers

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            reverse:                 obverse:
seven floweral pellets      bow and arrow with
with letter 'ra'                 flag,sun and moon
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metal:copper
size:9mm
weight:0.8mm
 
 

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