A Study on Animal motifs on Coins of VIJAYANGAR’s Empire History

Basayya Math


Different empires were having different coins history and their origin. The Vijayanagara Empire represents the last glorious epoch in the annals of South Indian history. The main object of the Vijayanagara Empire was to consolidate Hindu power and act as a bulwark to Muslim danger. In the due course of time and evolution of man, animals started  being worshipped for their individual traits, attributes and characteristics as perceived by man in his imagination. This paper highlights the importance of animals on vijayanagar coins.

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