Gold Half Kori of Jam Vibhaji of Princely State Nawanagar

22 Oct 2021  Fri

This gold half Kori was issued by Jam Vibhaji during his rule in Princely State Nawanagar. Nawanagar was the Princely State during British rule in India. Today it is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat, in the Kathiawar to the south of the Gulf of Kutch.

Nawanagar was formed by Jam Shri Rawalji, a descendent of Jam Halla who claimed to be the heir of Lord Krishna, in the year 1540 CE. The rulers of this dynasty were from the Jadeja dynasty; they ruled his region from 1540 CE to 1948 CE. Jam Shri Rawalji established this region near the banks of Nagmati and Rangmati.

The weight of this gold Half Kori is around 3.2g, it was issued by Jam Vibhaji in the name of Gujarat Sultan Muzaffar Shah III. The obverse of this coin with the Nagari inscription Sri Jamji and the reverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of Muzaffar Shah III.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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