Friday, October 16, 2009

Hoysala Coins

Narasimha I: Gold pagoda

Anonymous Gold fanam or hana, Vira Raya type

The Hoysala Empire was a notable South Indian empire that ruled most of the modern day state of Karnataka between the 10th to the 14th centuries. The capital of the empire was initially based at Belur, and later transferred to Halebidu. Hoysala administration was influenced by the Western Ganga Dynasty whom the Hoysalas replaced in present day South Karnataka and their early overlords, the Western Chalukyas.