Gold Pagoda of Princely State Mysore

24 Apr 2020  Fri

The Kingdom of Mysore was a realm in southern India, traditionally believed to have been founded in 1399 in the vicinity of the modern city of Mysore. This kingdom was ruled by Wodeyar family, The Wodeyar family had served as Vijayanagara Empire.

? Mysore was a princely state during the British rule in India. It was formed by British East India Company in the year 1799 after the viceroy of the British in the Fourth Anglo Mysore war. in India. The Princely State existed until the year 1947 and was later acceded to the newly formed Union of India. Krishna Raja Wodeyar was the Maharaja of Mysore state who ruled from 1799 to 1868 AD.

? This gold pagoda which weighs around 3.41g was issued by Krishna Raja Wodeyar during his reign. The obverse of this coin depicts ‘seated Shiva-Parvati’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with ‘Devanagari legend Sri Krishna Raja’.

? Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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