Princely State Nawanagar

13 Apr 2020  Mon

Nawanagar was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Today it is located in the Indian state of Gujarat.

State Nawanagar was formed by Jam Shri Rawalji, a descendent of Jam Halla who claimed to be the heir of Lord Krishna, in the year 1540 CE. The rulers of this dynasty were from the Jadeja dynasty; they ruled his region from 1540 CE to 1948 CE. Jam Shri Rawalji established this region near the banks of Nagmati and Rangmati. The rulers of Nawanagar were always in a constant state of war with its neighbors and with the Mughal Empire. Nawanagar had signed the Instrument of Accession in 1948 AD after Indian Independence.

This copper 3 Dokdo which weighs around 18.91 g was issued by king Jam Vibhaji in the Vikram Samvat year 1942. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as Shri Jam Ji in Devanagari, VS date, and Dotted flower. The reverse of this coin is inscribed Value in Gujarati, Katar and Dotted flower.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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