Princely-State-Travancore

Princely State Travancore

13 Apr 2020  Mon

Travancore was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Today, it is located in the southwestern part of the Indian state of Kerala. It was ruled by a royal family of Padmanabhapuram and later by Thiruvananthapuram.

Travancore was one of the most prosperous and powerful kingdoms of medieval India before pre-independence India. This region was ruled by many powerful kingdoms. During the early centuries, it was ruled by Chera Kingdoms, Later during the 11th Century, it fell into the hands of the Chola Empire.

During the mid 18th centuries the region was unified and became the independent state of Travancore, it got allied with the British Empire in their wars in southern India. During the mid 18th Century it was unified and became the independent state of Travancore, they allied with the British Empire in their wars in Southern India. A treaty brought them under British protection in 1795.
This silver half-rupee was issued by Rama Varma VI during his reign in Travancore. The obverse of this coin depicts Shankha or Conch Shell and the reverse of this coin depicts value a 'Half Rupee' and Malayalam Era DATE 1107.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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