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Chatta Deva is considered as the founder of Kadamba dynasty of Hangal. He was also responsible for re-establishing Kadamba Dynasty
. He was a feudatory of Western Chalukyas. His successors enjoyed independence and were almost sovereign rulers of Goa
and Konkan till 14th century AD. The Kings who succeeded Chatta Deva occupied both Banavasi and Hangal and are known as Kadambas of Hangal. Banavasi and Hangal were united. He differentiated himself against the Cholas and carved out a kingdom that included Ratnagiri district
up to Kolhapur
. There is a probability that he conquered Konkan.
As there was the struggle between the Hoysalas and the Yadavas, for supremacy, the Kadambas of Hangal marched against the Konkan. During 1187 and 1188 during the accession of Vijayadatta, Jayakesi III declared him independent. Kadambas however paid nominal allegiance to Yadavas and Hoysalas of Dorasamudra. Their independence was maintained. Kadambas of Hangal were one of the ruling families of South India.
Coinage of Kadambas of Hangal
The coins issued by Kadambas were one of the heaviest and the purest of medieval Indian gold coinage. Two types of gold coins were issued by the Kadambas: Punch-marked gold coins and Die struck gold coins. During 1075-1094 AD, Shanti Varma, issued punch marked gold coin and in 1065 AD, Toyimadeva, issued Die struck gold coins.
Kadamba punch-marked gold coins were issued in name of Jaysimha II Jagadekamalla.
The coin consists of a central punch mark of Hanuman as well as four retrospectant lions.
Prominent punch marks create Shri alphabets that depict Goddess Lakshmi
in Telugu-Kannada script.
In 1065 AD Kadambas Toyimadeva issued die struck gold coins for the first time. The gold coins also depict include the figures of sun and moon.
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