Gurjara-Pratihara Coin


Dr Avantika Lal
published on 21 August 2019
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This coin belongs to the Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty (8th century CE - 11th century CE). It shows an image of the Hindu god Vishnu in his boar (Varaha) incarnation, with a human body and a boar’s head, rescuing the earth. It was issued during the period 850 - 900 CE, possibly by King Mahendrapala I (885 – 910 CE).

Location: British Museum, London

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