This Gold NazaranaMohur issued by King Lakshman Singh of Princely State Dungarpur was sold for INR 2,45,000 in an auction of Todywalla held in Mumbai on 30th August 2020. The weight of this Gold NazaranaMohur is around 10.82g. The obverse of the coin depicts the 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.
Dungarpur was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Dungarpur was founded by Samant Singh, the eldest son of Karan Singh in the year 1197 CE. They were the descendants of Bappa Rawal, the eight rulers of the Guhilot Dynasty, and also the founder of the 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 that ruled Mewar.
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