Gold 100 Kori of Pragmalji II of Princely State Kutch

2024-05-18 Sat

Kutch was a princely state during the British rule in India. It is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat, surrounded by the Gulf of Kutch in the south and the Arabian Sea in the west. The rulers of Kutch were Jareja Rajputs. They originated from Thatta in Sind and conquered Kutch during the 15th century CE.

The history of Kutch is not only interesting but also rich with several fascinating stories of invasion, a wealth of remembered history, and the amalgamation of several cultures. It now has a unique culture, historic architecture, and crafts that inspire many.

Pragmalji II of Princely State issued this Gold 100 Kori, weighing 18.7g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with ‘crescent’ between katar and Trident with ‘Morkori 100 Soni Jabarak’ with Vikram Samvat date 1923 within the circle and the legend ‘Maharaja Dhiraj Mirza Maharaj Shree Pragmalji Bahadur’ written in the margin. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Mallika Muazzima Queen Victoria, Zarb Bhuj Nagar and date 1866’.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction