The Wodeyars of Mysore issued a number of copper coins in various denominations. The most common numismatic device employed was the elephant. This copper coin issued by Krishna Raja Wodeyar III shows on the obverse an elephant facing the left and laden with ornaments. On the reverse is a three-line Kanarese legend and the lettering reads “5 Cash”.
TitleKrishnaraja Wodeyar III, 5 Cash Type IV
Period1810-1868 C.E. (AH 1225-1285)
ObverseElephant to the left
ReverseKanarese and English legend denoting denomination