1/2 Paisa

Dynasty / Name of State : Cambay
Ruler / Authority : Jafar Ali Khan
Denomination : 1/2 Paisa
Metal : Copper
Shape : Round or Irregular
Calendar System : VS (Vikram Samvat)
Issued Year : 1965
Minting Technique : Die Struck
   
History of Cambay

In 1937, the Princely state of Cambay (present day Khambhat) was the only feudatory state in the Political Agency of Kaira, Bombay, to merge into the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency. The name is said to be derived from khambha or stambha-tirth which was the pool of Mahadeo. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries Cambay appears as one of the chief ports of the Anhilvada kingdom. In 1298 it was described as one of the richest towns in India.

Cambay is bounded on the north by the Dist...

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