Travancore was a Princely State during the British rule in India. It was one of the most prosperous and powerful kingdoms of medieval India before pre-independence India. This region ruled by many powerful kingdoms. During the early centuries, it was ruled by Chera Kingdoms. Later, during the 11th Century, it fell into the hands of the Chola Empire.
This gold Sovereign was issued by King Rama Verma V during his rule in Princely State Travancore. The obverse of this coin depicts ‘Bust of the king with plumed headdress three-quarters to the right’. The reverse of this coin depicts ‘coat of arms of the state comprising two elephants, flanking a regal tunic and conch.
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