Princely State Jaisalmer

25 Jan 2018  Thu

Jaisalmer, also known as ‘Golden City’, is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The town stands on the ridge of yellow sandstone and is crowned by the ancient Jaisalmer fort. The history of Jaisalmer is dated back to the medieval period when the golden city was founded by Rajput chief Rawal Jaisal, after whom both the city and the state were named. Like Jaipur, Jaisalmer too reached its highest peak in the Mughal period. The state came under British Protection in 1818, and on 30th March 1949, it merged into the newly formed state of Rajasthan.

This silver rupee was issued by Ranjit Singh in the name of Queen Victoria. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with name and title of ‘Queen Victoria’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with ‘julus formula’ with RY 22, with mintmark, Bird, and umbrella.