Princely State Sailana

22 Oct 2021  Fri

Sailana was the Princely State during the British rule in India; today it lies on the confines of the Malwa Plateau in Madhya Pradesh, close to the Rajasthan border. The Royal family of Sailana was the Rathore Rajputs and were the descendants of Maharaja Jai Singh of Udaypur.

Sailana was founded by Raja Jai Singh, the great-grandson of Maharaja Ratan Singh, founder of Ratlam State. Due to its small size and vulnerability, Sailana was obliged to become a tributary of Sindhia to ensure its survival. Later in 1840 and 1860, one-third of state revenue went to the British for the support of British troops in the region.

This copper quarter anna was issued by Jaswant Singh during his rule in Princely State Sailana. The obverse of this coin depicts the name and portrait of Edward VII. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1908’ in the center.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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