Coins of the Eastern Gangas ruler Anantavarman Chodaganga
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CitationP Tandon. "Coins of the Eastern Gangas ruler Anantavarman Chodaganga." Numismatic Digest,
Attributing the coins of the Eastern Gangas is a difficult task because the coins do not name the ruler, but only are dated in what are thought to be regnal years. Many authors in the past have tended to attribute the coins to the most prominent king of the dynasty, Anantavarman Chodaganga (1078-1147) (hereafter AC), but without any real justification. 2 In a recent paper, I proposed a method of attribution, based on the regnal lengths of the different kings, which would assign a sizable group of the known coins to the last four kings of the dynasty. 3 Coins attributable on a sound basis to AC remained unknown.