Silver Rupee of Princely State Indore

17 Apr 2020  Fri

Indore was a Princely State during the British rule in India, it is also known as Holkar State. The rulers of the Princely State were from the Holkar Dynasty. This state was founded by the ancestors of zamindars of that territory, scattered along the banks of Narmada River till the boundaries of Rajputana. After the fall of the Mughal Empire, they got full control of Indore in the late 1900s.

Today, the princely state of Indore is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Holkars were one of the most powerful dynasties in Indian history. They have contributed a lot and have a distinctive style. The Holkars were generally from Dangal clan that's found in Maharashtra. The Princely State of Indore was entitled to a 19-gun salute.

This silver Nazarana rupee which weighs around 14.62g was issued by Jaswant Rao in the name of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Akbar II during his rule in Princely State Indore. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Akbar II with the Hijri year 1222. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name Indore and regnal year 21.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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