This gold nazaranamohur was issued by King Lakshman Singh from Princely State Dungarpur during his rule.
Durganpur was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Durganpur was founded by Samant Singh, the eldest son of Karan Singh in the year 1197 CE. They were the descendants of BappaRawal, the eight rulers of Guhilot Dynasty, and also the founder of Mewar dynasty. The chiefs of Dungarpur bore the title of Maharwal and are descended from Mahup. They consequently claimed that they belonged to an elder branch of the family which ruled Mewar.
The obverse of the coin depicts legend ‘RajyaDurganpur’ inscribed in Devanagari script. The reverse of the coin is depicting ‘Katar’ in the center with VS date 2000 above and tree branch at the bottom. This gold nazaranamohur is listed for INR 2,25,000 in the upcoming auction that will he held in Mumbai on 30th August 2020.
Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction