Dynasty / Name of State : Alwar
Ruler / Authority : Sheodan Singh
Denomination : Rupee
Metal : Silver
Weight (gm) : 11.2-11.3
Shape : Round or Irregular
Calendar System : AH (Anno Hijri)
Issued Year : 1859
Minting Technique : Die Struck
History of Alwar

According to mythological legends, Alwar was a part of the Matsya region with Viratnagar as the capital. Alexander Cunningham postulated a theory that the city traced its name from the Salva tribe which was originally known as Salwapur then Salwar, Halawar and finally Alawar. According to the theory of origin states, the term Alwar comes from the Aravali hilly ranges. Some claim that it was named after Alaval Khan Mewati. while others says that Alwar city was founded by Maharaja Alaghraj in the ...

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