India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD - Vijayanagara Empire
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD - Vijayanagara Empire
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD - Vijayanagara Empire
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD - Vijayanagara Empire
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD - Vijayanagara Empire
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD - Vijayanagara Empire
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India, Smallest Gold Coin in History

Date: 1300's AD

Origin: Vijayanagara Empire

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Origin: These gold coins date back to the Indian Vijayanagara Empire (1336 - 1646 AD), and have been acquired by History Hoard from a private collection. They have been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by our team.

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The tiniest gold piece ever produced.

If you thought losing your pocket change was a modern problem, think again.

These tiny coins come from the Vijayanagara Empire of India, and measure a mere 2 to 3 millimeters across.

For context, that's smaller than a grain of rice.

It's incredible enough that medieval Indians were able to create these coins, but they went so far as to put a design on them too.

The coins are valuable despite their size, being stuck from one of history's most prized metals—gold. How they could have been spent efficiently is a different story.

We've carefully encased these coins in a plastic holder inside of our standard glass display, to keep these tiny treasures from being lost.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Hoysaleswara Temple

Medieval carvings at Hoysaleswara Temple, India.

About Medieval India:

The medieval period lasted from about the 6th century to the 18th century AD. During this time, India wasn't the unified nation that we know it as today. Instead, it was a fractured group of dynasties that competed with each other for power. 

Despite the lack of unity, these years were very culturally important to India. The age lead to the development of iconic Hindu architectural styles, and incredible paintings. This is also the period in which many of the modern day regional languages of India began to form.

The medieval period would finally come to an end at the start of the Mughal Empire, which unified India from 1526 to 1857.

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Your order will include:

  • One genuine gold coin from the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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