Gold Mohur of Tonk State

03 Aug 2022  Wed

Muhammad Ibrahim Ali Khan issued a gold coin of denomination 2 Mohur from Tonk mint in name of Victoria Empress in 1297 Anno Hijri. The obverse of the coin depicts, “King’s Name and title with AH date, Leaf”. And the reverse of the coin depicts, “Victoria Empress in Persian legend, Date, Mint name and Julus formula”.

Tonk Princely state is located at the present-day border of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It Tonk was the only state in Rajasthan that was ruled by Muslim rulers in the nineteenth century. In 1817, this state signed a subsidiary alliance treaty and became a protectorate of the British. Tonk accessed to Union of India on 7th April 1949.

Taleh Khan belongs to the Afghan Salarzai Pashtun tribes from Buner. He migrated to India and settled in Surai Turina during the reign of Muhammad Shah. His grandson, Amir Khan joined the Pashtun tribal formation and served as freebooters and mercenaries. He rose to a military commander of Yashwantrao Holkar of the Maratha Empire in 1798. He received Tonk state as a reward from Holkar in 1806.

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