Maler Kotla was a Princely State during the British rule in India; It was under the political control of the Jalandhar Commissioner Division Punjab during the British rule. The Nawabs of Maler Kotla were of Afghan descent and originally held portions of trust in the Sirhind province under the Mughal emperors. As the empire sank into decay during the 18th century, the local chiefs gradually became independent.
This silver rupee which weighs around 10.77g was issued by king Ahmed Ali Khan during his rule in Maler Kotla. He issued this coin in the name of Ahmed Shah Durrani of the Durrani Empire. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of Ahmed Shah Durrani and the reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name.
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