A gold coin of Tipu's father, Haider Ali: it shows Shiva and Parvati on one side, and his initial in Persian script on the other
(downloaded Sept. 2006)
"Mysore. Haidar Ali 1761-1782 AD. Gold Pagoda (3.41 gm; 11 mm).
and Parvati reclining / Persian letter 'he' on a granulated field."
Another style of Haider Ali's gold pagodas
(downloaded July 2007)
"KINGDOM of MYSORE: Haidar Ali Gold pagoda, Uma-Maheswara type with rosette reverse. Obverse Siva and Parvati seated facing; Siva holding trishul (trident) and mriga (deer), sun and moon above. Reverse Persian letter He (for Haidar Ali) within a granulated field; beautiful rosette within the curve of the letter. Date 1761-82. Weight 3.43 gm. Diameter 11 mm. Comments The Siva-Parvati type of Haidar Ali imitated the coins of the Ikkeri Nayakas, whom Haidar defeated in 1763. They were also the source of the gold that funded this coinage."
A gold pagoda from AH 1197 (1782/3), still in the name of Haidar Ali (d.1782)
(downloaded Jan. 2006)
"Tipu Sultan. 1782-1799. AV Pagoda (12mm, 3.41 gm). Patan mint.
AH 1197 (1782/3). Letter 'he' and year in dotted field / Legend with
A "Haidari" coin from the year A.H. 1200 (1785/6), Tipu's "regnal year 4," that was later made into a pendant
(downloaded Mar. 2006)
"AR Haidari / Double Rupee (23.86 gm; 35 mm). Patan Mint. Dated AH 1200, Year 4. Original old mount still intact."
A gold pagoda from the Patan mint, dated AM 1220 (1792); the "Mauludi" dating era was instituted by Tipu in the fifth year of his reign
(downloaded June 2007)
A paisa coin minted by Tipu Sultan, with an elephant on one side, a Persian inscription on the other
Source: ebay, July 2001
Another of Tipu's elephant coins
(downloaded Apr. 2007)
"KINGDOM OF MYSORE. Tipu Sultan. 1782-1799 AD. AE 1 Paisa (11.39 gm; 22 mm). Elephant advancing left / Legends. KM 53; Farrukhi (Feroke) Mint."
A very late double paisa coin of Tipu Sultan's, issued in AM 1225 (1797)
(downloaded May 2007)
"Kingdom of Mysore: Tipu Sultan (1782-99) AE double paisa, Patan mint, AM 1225. Obverse Caparisoned elephant walking right, flag with Persian "Be" above. Reverse Persian legend stating date, AM 1225, and mint Patan. Date AM 1225 (=1797 CE). Weight 21.03 gm. Diameter 35 mm."
A coin issued soon after Tipu's death by his successor Krishna Raja Wodeyar, with Shiva and Parvati on one side, and the words "Shri Krishna Raja" on the other
(downloaded Sept. 2006)
"Mysore. 1799-1806 AD. Gold Pagoda (3.48 gm; 11 mm)."
A later Mysore coin from AH 1245 (1829-30) that depicts Shiva and also uses Persian script
(downloaded Apr. 2006)
The elephant design persisted: a Mysore 20-cash coin struck c.1810-33
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