A gold coin by Rajaraja Chola (r.985-1014) that he issued first in Sri Lanka

Source: http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/coinindia/store/viewitem.asp?idProduct=339
(downloaded Aug. 2007)

"Raja Raja Chola (985-1014) base Gold kahavanu. King seated right in an easy posture, holding up an indistinct object (lotus?), Devanagari legend at right: Sri / Raja / Raja. Reverse  Standing king, holding up an indistinct object (lotus?), at left: lamp, at right: crescent, four orbs and lotus. Date  1007-1014. Weight  4.34 gm. Diameter  21 mm. Comments  The so-called "Ceylon" type (since it was originally introduced in Sri Lanka) was issued after 1007."

*"A View of the Great Pagoda at Tanjore," an aquatint by William Hodges, 1787* (BL) [*Hodges 1787*]

*"Pagode de Tandjaour" from 'Voyage de l'Inde a la Mekke' by Abdul-Kerym, 1797*

Source: ebay, Feb 2012

*"The Great Bull, an Hindoo Idol, at Tanjore," an aquatint by Thomas and William Daniell, 1798* (BL)

*"The Great Pagoda, Tanjore," an aquatint by Thomas and William Daniell, 1798* (BL)

*The Rajarajesvara Temple, Tanjore, a watercolor by Elisha Trapaud, c.1801* (BL) [*Trapaud 1801*]

*Pagoda at Tanjore, an aquatint by Henry Salt, 1809* (BL) [*Salt 1809*]

*"Pagoda di Tangiaur" by Giulio Ferrario, from Il Costume Antico e Moderno, an edition of 1828*; *a closer view*

Source: ebay, June 2006

"Great Pagoda and Stone Bull, Tanjore," by Samuel Bourne, c.1860's; *a larger print of the same photo*

Source: http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~nipkow/Images/Bourne-Tanjore.jpg
(downloaded Dec. 2004)

*"Moat & ramparts of Tanjore," a photo by Bourne, 1860's (in a print from the 1880's)*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2010

"The Grand Gopura at Tanjore," by E. Therond; wood engraving, 1878; CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

Source: Bought on ebay and scanned, Oct. 2008

"Temple of Soubramanya in Tanjore," a wood engraving by E. Therond, from 'Le Tour du Monde', 1869

Source: ebay, Aug. 2008

A photo of the Subramanyam temple by Nicholson and Co., c.1880's

Source: ebay, Aug. 2005

*"General View of the Temple and Grounds, Tanjore"; photo from the 1890s by Nicholas & Co., Madras*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2002

Tanjore temples, in two late-19th-century albumen photos: *photo one*; *photo 2*

Source:ebay, Jan. 2002

*"Sacred bull, 16 ft. long, 12 ft. 20 in. high, cut from a single stone--Great Temple, Tanjore"; 1903* (Ames Library)

*"Guardian of Hindu mysteries - [looking] S.W. to gateway and sculptured Temple Tower, Tanjore, India," c.1903* (BL) [*gateway 1903*]

*"Hindu festival dancers, Tanjore," a stereoscopic view by Keystone View Company, 1901*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2007

"A car of Jagannath," a stereo view, 1903

Source: ebay, Nov. 2009

*BL* -- a search for "brihadishvara" will turn up many more views

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