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Karkotaka’s of Kashmir, Vajraditya, Base Gold Dinar

Karkotaka’s of Kashmir, Vajraditya, Base Gold Dinar

Karkota Empire (c. 625 – 885 CE) was a major power in the Indian subcontinent during 7th and 8th century. It was founded by Durlabhvardhana during the lifetime of Harshavardhan. The Karkota emperors were primarily Hindu. They built spectacular Hindu temples in their capital Parihaspur. They however also allowed Buddhism to flourish under them. Stupa, Chaitya and Vihara can be found in the ruins of their capital. Martand Sun Temple in the Anantnag district were built by Lalitaditya. It is the oldest known Sun temple in India and was also one of the biggest temple complexes at the time.

Coin of king Vajraditya (Vigraha Deva) of the Karkota dynasty of Kashmir, 763-770AD, Pratapaditya, Base Gold Dinar,

  • Year: 763-770 AD
  • Weight: 7.20gm
  • Dia: 20mm
  • Composition: Gold (base)
  • Obs: Abstract Kushan-style king standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding filleted standard; filleted trident to left; “Kidara” monogram in inner right field
  • Rev: Abstract Ardoxsho seated facing, holding filleted investiture garland and cornucopia; Brahmi “Sri Vigraha” to right, “Deva” to left

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