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Rama-tanka

The name given to gold cup-shaped medals of varying sizes issued in Southern India, especially by the kings of Vijayanagara. They were originally in- troduced to commemorate the enthrone- ment of the king. They bear the design of the durbar, or inauguration ceremony of Rama, with his consort Siva, in the ancient city of Ayodhya. The other side has Hanu- man standing holding a club.


Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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