Dungarpur Princely State

06 Feb 2018  Tue

Durganpur was a Princely State during the period of British rule in India. The district was located in the north-western region of India, which became the part of Rajasthan in 1948 CE.

Durganpur was founded by Samant Singh, the eldest son of Karan Singh in the year 1197 CE. They were the descendants of Bappa Rawal, the eight rulers of Guhilot Dynasty, and also a founder of Mewar dynasty. The chiefs of Dungarpur, who bore the title of Maharwal, are descended from Mahup, and consequently claimed that they belonged to an elder branch of the family which ruled Mewar.

This gold Nazrana mohur was issued by Lakshman Singh in the year 1996 VS (Vikram Samvat). The weight of this coin is around 10.7g. The obverse of the coin depicts legend ‘Rajya Durganpur’ inscribed in Devnagari script. The reverse of the coin is depicting ‘Katar’ in the centre with VS date 1996 above and tree branch at the bottom.

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