Silver Nazarana of Patiala struck in the name of Ahmed Shah Durrani

29 Dec 2017  Fri

Patiala state was established in 1763 by Ala Singh, a Jat Sikh chieftain, who laid the foundation of the Patiala fort known as Qila Mubarak, around which the present city of Patiala is built.

Its rulers issued coins in the name of Ahmed Shah Durrani, with different symbols for each ruler. A few commemorative issues were made with Sikh legends in the name of Guru Nanak & Guru Gobind Singh similar to the inscriptions on Sikh coins (Gobindshahi legend).

This Silver Nazarana Rupee of Patiala was struck in the name of Ahmed Shah Durrani. This coin is evidently machine struck, weighs around 11.55 g and was minted at Sarhind in 1893. The obverse of the coin bears the Persian couplet of Ahmed Shah Durrani. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with ‘Zarb Sarhind Julus Mainamat Manus’ with date 1893.

This coin is sold for INR 6,50,000 by Classical Numismatic Gallery.

To know more about the Patiala Princely State coins click here.

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