Gold Mohur of BrajanathaSimha of Princely State Assam

12 Aug 2020  Wed

Assam was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Today, it is situated in the north-western part of India. Assam is considered as the land of Brahmaputra, it is a place of incomparable beauty but when it comes to its coinage, one could not stop marvelling at this fine piece of art. This land was ruled by the Ahoms dynasty, the other kingdom in this valley minted coins in the 16th century but the Ahoms struck coins for the first time in 17th-century CE.

This gold mohur was issued by BrajanathaSimha during his rule in Princely State Assam. The obverse of this coin depicts Assamese legends in four lines which read " Sri-Sri swages / deva sribrajana / thaSimhanripasya / sake 1739 ". A lion is depicted on the lower left within the line and dotted border. The reverse of this coin depicts a legend in Assamese which reads " srisriradha / krishnacharanaka / mala makaranda / madhukarasya " within the line and dotted border. The weight of this denomination varies from 10.70 to 11.40grams.

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