Floral Design on Silver Coin of Maler Kotla

05 Aug 2022  Fri

Sube Khan of Maler Kotla had issued a silver Rupee in the state’s capital mint. The obverse of the coin depicts, ‘Persian legend and floral design’. And the reverse of the coin features Persian legends’.

The princely state of Maler Kotla or Maler Kotla was under the political control of the Jalandhar Commissioner Division Punjab during British rule. It was bounded by the District of Ludhiana on the north and by Patiala territory elsewhere, except a few miles on the western border where it marched with some Nabha villages. The Nawabs of Maler Kotla were of Afghan descent and originally held portions of trust in the Sirhind province under the Mughal emperors. As the empire sank into decay during the 18th century, the local chiefs gradually became independent.

The last ruler of Maler Kotla signed the accession to join the Indian Union on 20 August 1948. During the partition of India, The last Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan remained in Maler Kotla and died in the year 1982. However a part of the ruling family of Maler Kotla State migrated to Pakistan and their members are living mostly in Model Town, Lahore, as well as in Muzaffargarh and Khangarh. Presently Maler Kotla is a part of the Indian State of Punjab.

Image Courtesy: Mintage World

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