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Mint Master Echisetty

Title:Mint Master Echisetty
Author:Narasimha Murthy A.V
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 6, 1991
Abstract:An inscription from Naragund of the period of Taila III of the Kalyan Chalukya dynasty furnishes interesting details about a mint master by name Echisetty. He not only possessed good technical knowledge about minting , but also possessed excellent character and incooruptible.Taila II appointed him as the acchina adhikari or the mint master. He was honoured with the title Hemakuppati.Kuppati means a firepan which is used by the mint masters to detect the fineness of gold coins. The area where mint was located is called hemageri. Thus this inscription is valuable to know the name and qualities of mint master and also his equipments.

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