Alwar is a city situated in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Alwar was established by Rao Pratap Singh, a Rajput chieftain of the Naruka Clan. He was a descendant of the family which had ruled Jaipur in the 14th century CE.
Alwar was the first Princely State to use coins struck at Calcutta mint during the British Era. Having an alliance with the British East India Company, the state was struggling against the Maratha early in the 19th Century. The state had continued to maintain a good relationship with British till the time of Independence in 1947. In the year 1949, the state merged into Rajasthan.
This silver rupee was issued by Mangal Singh during the year 1880 CE. The obverse side of the coin is inscribed with the bust of Queen Victoria with the legend ‘Victoria Empress’. The reverse side of the coin is inscribed with ‘Maharao Rajah Sawai Mangal Singh Bahadur’.