Coat of Arm on Gold Mohur

21 Jan 2022  Fri

Gulab Singh had issued a gold Mohur in 1975 Vikram Samwat at Rewa mint. The obverse of the coin depicts arms with small lion supporters, large katar below, and Devanagari legend below. And the reverse of the coin shows Vikram Samwat's date in the inner circle and the title ‘Sidhi Maharaja Gulab Singhji Bahadur Rewa’ in Devanagari.

The Rewa state traced its origin from Vyaghra Dev, a descendant of the Vaghelas of Gujarat. In order to expand, he moved to northern India and captured the Marpha fort which was located 18 miles northeast of Kalinjar. He married the daughter of Pirhawan’s ruler and captured the territory between Kalpi and Chandalgarh.

His son, Karan Dev married the daughter of the Raja of Ratanpur and got Bandhavgarh territory as dowry. He conquered the Rewa region and formed Bandhavgarh as his capital until it was destructed by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in 1597. Till the 15th century, they were busy extending their territories and tried to escape from the attention of Delhi Sultanates. But in 1498-9, Sikander Lodi attacked but ultimately failed in capturing the Bandhavgarh fort.

Image Courtesy: Mintage World

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