May 21, 2007

Thiruvalluvar - Coin Image

Iravadam Mahadevan enlightens us about a Gold coin released by East India Company in early 19th century.
Beard seems to be an add-on to Thiruvalluvar later on..


Abi said...

With a gap of nearly a century, I'm just surprised that the beard is so short ...

sugan said...


Seriously..I wonder where the inspiration for our man's image came from?