An Indian coin necklace, bracelet and earrings set
Lot 309
A gold coin Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings Set South India, (4)
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,175) inc. premium

Lot Details
A gold coin Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings Set South India, 13th Century and later
the necklace composed of eight small six-chuckram and four larger twelve-chuckram Telegu-Choda gold coins bearing punch-mark inscriptions on the obverse, the plain reverses with striations, on double gold chain; the bracelet similarly designed comprising seven six-chuckram coins, one serving as part of clasp with reinforced back; the earrings of single six-chuckram coins with post and screw to reverse the necklace 43 cm. long (including chain); 99 gms (total weight) (4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The coins were purchased from the Government Museum, Madras in 1936 by Chas. W. Bewley Esq., grandfather of the owner's husband, who was employed with the Victoria Insurance Company in India. Possibly made into jewellery set in Madras and subsequently inherited by present owner.

    The lot is accompanied by a letter from the Superintendent of the Government Museum in Madras confirming purchase of coins and stating that the coins belong to a treasure trove which was recovered from the village of Kodur in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, South India. The coins are dated to the 13th century and belong to a Telegu Choda chief. The Telegu Chodas of Nellore ruled over parts of Andhra Pradesh from the 11th to the 13th Centuries.
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