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Copper Quarter Anna of Princely State Sailana

10 Apr 2020  Fri

Sailana was a Princely State during the British rule in India. The word ‘Sailana’ is traced from the name of Shaila hills. The word ‘Sailana’ is traced from the name of Shaila hills. The lineage of Sailana comes from Rathore Rajputs of the Ratanavat branch, an offshoot of the Ratlam house. Jai Singh, the great-grandson of Ratan Singh established the state.

The lineage of Sailana comes from Rathore Rajputs of the Ratanavat branch, an offshoot of the Ratlam house. Jai Singh, the great-grandson of Ratan Singh established the state. Due to its small size and vulnerability, Sailana obliged to become a tributary of Sindhia to ensure its survival. Later in 1840 and 1860, the one-third state revenue went to the British for the support of British troops in the region.

This copper quarter anna was issued by king Jaswant Singh during his rule in Princely State Sailana. Jaswant Singh ruled this state from 1890 CE to 1919CE. As a ruler of Princely State Sailana, he brought many reforms in the field of education, medical aids, municipality, judiciary, and executives. He issued Annas series of the coin with portraits of George V and Edward VII.

The obverse of a coin portrays crowned bust of King George V facing left. The reverse depicts Date and Value in the inner circle, Sailana State in Devanagari and English around it.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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