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Silver Half-Rupee of Ranjit Singh Listed For INR 48,000

07 May 2021  Fri

This silver Half Rupee issued by Ranjit Singh of Independent Kingdom Sikhs is listed for INR 48,000 in the upcoming auction of Oswal Antiques that will be held in Mumbai on 9th May 2021. The weight of this Nanakshahi couplet silver half-rupee is around 4.36g.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the leader of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. Before his rise, the Punjab region had numerous warring misls (confederacies), twelve of which were under Sikh rulers and one Muslim.

Ranjit Singh was crowned on 12 April 1801 (to coincide with Baisakhi). Sahib Singh Bedi, a descendant of Guru Nanak Dev, conducted the coronation. Gujranwala served as his capital from 1799. In 1802 he shifted his capital to Lahore.

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