This gold mohur issued by king Gulab Singh of Princely State Rewa is sold for INR 2,85,000 in an auction of Todywalla that was held in Mumbai on 30th August 2020.
Rewa was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Today; it is located in the heart of India, today in Madhya Pradesh. Rewa was the first Princely State to be declaring Hindi as a national language during the reign of Maharaja Gulab Singh. Raja Gulab Singh is also credited for declaring the first responsible government in modern India, providing citizens of Rewa State a right to question the monarch’s decision. The State came under British paramount power in 1812 and remained a princely state within the British Raj until India's independence in 1947. Rewa was a 17 Gun Salute State under the British and post-independence, the Maharaja was eligible for a Privy Purse of Rs. 10 Lacs per annum.
The obverse of this gold mohur depicts the Coat of Arms with small lion supporters, large katar below, Devanagari legend below. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘VS date in the inner circle, Sidhi Maharaja GulabSinghjiBahadurRewa in Devanagari’.
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