Terms

Protector/ giver of wealth

protector / giver of wealth
 
The human figure representing a deity holding a staff / spear and a bag. Originally the protector / giver of wealth was associated with Hariti, a goddess and then, it was transferred to Karttikeya. Thus, the bag carrying characteristic is interpreted as the custodian of wealth. In some other coins, he is depicted standing near or with a deer / stag / antelope. This animal is symbolically associated with Lakshmi and wealth.
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