The Independent Kingdom Sikh Empire

17 Apr 2020  Fri

The Sikh Empire was one of the major powers that originated in the Indian Subcontinent during the medieval period. This Empire is also known as Sikh Khalsa Raj or Sarkar-i-Khalsa, it was formed under the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who established this kingdom under a secular empire based in Punjab.

The Sikh Empire was established in the second half of the eighteen century by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who is also known as Sher-e-Punjab; and they diminished the with the annexation of Punjab by the British Empire in the year 1849.

This silver rupee which weighs around 11.12g was issued by king Ranjit Singh from the mint Amritsar. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Sikka Zad Bar Har Do Alam Fazl Sachcah Sahib Ast Fath Sai Guru Gobind Singh Shah Nanak Wahib Ast with the Beaded Flower. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Sana VS date, julus maimanat Manus, Zarb with the leaf, Dar jhang is written to the left of the leaf.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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