Coins of Randhir Singh struck in the name of Muhammad Akbar II

13 Dec 2017  Wed

The Princely State of Bharatpur was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year 1733. At present, it is located in the Brij region in the state of Rajasthan.

Maharaja Randhir Singh was the Jat ruler of Bharatpur. He succeeded his father Maharaja Ranjit Singh after his death in December 1805. He tried to improve the condition of his territory and develop the state administration in various ways. He abolished the huge army that was creating disturbances and rebels due to delay in payment of salaries in order to maintain peace and reduce taxes in the state. He ruled Bharatpur for 18 years.

This Silver Nazrana Rupee of Randhir Singh struck in the name of Muhammad Akbar II at Brajendrapur in 1235 AH. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Persian legend ‘Sikka Mubarak Sahib-e-Qiran Sani Muhammad Akbar Shah Badshah Gazi’ with AH 1235 and star mintmark. The reverse of the coin reads as ‘Zarb Brajendrapur Julus Mainamat Manus Sanah 15’ with ‘Katar’ and ‘Star’ mintmark. This coin was sold for INR 1,50,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery.

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