Rarest-Coin-of-Dhar-State

Rarest Coin of Dhar State

21 May 2022  Sat

Dhar was a princely state in Central India under the Bhopal Agency during the British Raj. The chiefs of Dhar claim descent from the great Paramara clan of Rajput (Kshatriya) who ruled Malwa from the 9th to the 11th century. The Paramaras were driven out by the Muhammadans, a section of the clan taking up their abode in the Deccan.

From this section, the present Maratha Puar traced their descent. In 1560 Dhar fell to Akbar and was included in the subah of Malwa. In 1690 the Marathas crossed the Narbada for the first time and plundered the town and district of Dharampuri belonging to this State. From this time it was never free from their depredations.

In 1723 the Nizam resigned the governorship of Malwa and was succeeded in 1724 by Girdhar Bahadur, whose vigorous opposition to the Marathas delayed the establishment of their power in Central India. Udaji Puar, an officer in the paigah or bodyguard of the Satara Raja, Sahu, came to the front about this time. In 1723 he had established himself temporarily in Dhar but was driven out on the arrival of Girdhar Bahadur. In 1729-30, however, he managed to defeat both Girdhar and his successor Daya Bahadur, and thus finally cleared the way for the Maratha ascendancy.

An adjoined image is of Quarter Anna from Dhar princely state. The obverse of the coin depicts Crowned Bust of Queen Victoria which is facing the left side. And the reverse of the coin shows, Value and year in dotted circle surrounded by state name 'DHAR STATE '.

Disclaimer: The actual coin may have little variation in legend/date/mint. Due to the latest government guideline, deliveries may take a little longer time than usual.

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