Trambiyo with Devanagari and Persian Legends from Porbandar

14 Oct 2021  Thu

The copper Trambiyo was issued at Porbandar mint in (9)78 Anno Hijri. The obverse of the coin features, “Sri Rana in Devanagari, AH date in Persian”. And the reverse of the coin has Persian legends.

Porbandar princely state was located along the coastal line of the Arabian Sea and a part of the Kathiawar Political Agency. It was situated in the west of the peninsula of Kathiawar and had a shore of the Arabian Sea. Porbandarharbour town was the capital of the state. During Jhetwa’s rule, Ghumli town was its capital city.

Topographically, the Porbandar State can be described roughly as a plain sloping from the Barda hills to the sea, drained by many rivers, the largest of which, the Bhadar, Sorti, Vartu, Minsar, and Ojat, were perennial.

The Rulers belonged to the Jethwa clan of Rajput. They claimed that their descent was from Pawan, the ancestor of Hanuman. Forefathers of this dynasty arrived in Western India over 2000 years ago.

Image Courtesy: Mintage World

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