1/5 Rupee

Dynasty / Name of State : Cannanore
Ruler / Authority : Ali Rajas
Denomination : 1/5 Rupee
Metal : Silver
Weight (gm) : 2.14-2.32
Shape : Round
Calendar System : AH (Anno Hijri)
Issued Year : 1220
Minting Technique : Die Struck
History of Cannanore

Cannanore or Kannur is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Kannur district, Kerala, India. This city was once the capital of the Kolattiri Raja who was the chief rival of Zamorin. Cannanore became an important emporium of trade with Persia and Arabia during the 12th and 13th centuries. This era marked the rise of the family of the Ali Rajas or the Sea Kings of Cannanore. Their origin is uncertain but tradition assigns the foundation of the family to a Nayar minister of Kolattiri Raja, who conv...

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