Princely State Jodhpur Ruler Jaswant Singh Silver Rupee

23 Nov 2022  Wed

Jodhpur was a Princely State during British rule in India. Today, it is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur was the largest Princely State in the Rajput Agency during the British period.

The ruler of Princely State Jodhpur claimed to be the ancestors of Lord Ram, King of Ayodhya. Jodhpur was named after the name of King Rao Jodha, the first king and the founder of the state. In 1679, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb sacked this city, which made all the Rajputs come together to free themselves from the Mughal rule. In 1818, the city came under the control of the British. The merchants of Jodhpur are known as ‘Marwaris’; they occupied a dominant role in trade around India. After independence in 1947, the state merged into the newly formed state of Rajasthan on 13th March 1949 CE.

This silver rupee was issued by Jaswant Singh during his rule in Princely State Jodhpur. The weight of this coin is around 11.36g, issued in the name of Queen Victoria.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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