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Pala Empire Coins

  • Coin #25: Pala Empire, Dharmapala, Gold dinar, c. 775-810 CE King on horsebak left, brandishing spear at animal at left, Brahmi legend: sriman dharmapalah kailavo / Lakshmi seated facing on lotus in padmasana, holding lotus in each hand, Brahmi sri at top left Weight: 7.59 gm., Diam: 21 mm.
  • KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS During this period, aspects of Indian civilisation, administration, culture, and religion (Hinduism and Buddhism) spread to much of Asia, while kingdoms in southern India had maritime business links with the Roman Empire from around 77 CE. From the 8th to the 10th century the Rashtrakuta Dynasty of south India the Pratihara Dynasty of northwestern India and the Pala Empire of eastern India dominated South Asia.
  • Another power- ful dynasty of kings, who founded their monarchy on the ruins of the second Pala Empire, was that of the Varmans of Eastern Bengal.
  • Many of the Pala Dynasty's coins also bear the image of Shiva and his bull.
  • The coin was issued by the early Satakarni dynasty between about 30 AD and 107AD. The Satavahana Empire ruled most of central and southern India and engaged in trade with the Roman Empire.
  • Pala Empire (8th-12th century) Main articles: Pala Empire The Pāla Empire (Bengali: পাল সামর্াজয্ Pal Samrajyô) was an Indian imperial power, during the Classical period of India, that existed from 750-1174 CE. It was ruled by a Buddhist dynasty from Bengal in the eastern region of the Indian subcontinent, all the rulers bearing names ending with the suffix Pala (Modern Bengali: পাল pāl), which means protector.

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