Silver coin of Bundi

07 Feb 2018  Wed

Budhi is located in northwest part of Rajasthan. It was founded by the Chauhan Rajput, Rao Dewa in 1342 CE. This state faced most oppression by the Maratha’s powers like Holkars and Sindhias till the 19th century. It came under British control in 1818 and remained so until 1947 CE.

This state has issued coins in both copper and silver metal. The coin stuck before the Mutiny of 1857 bears the name of the Mughal emperor's. The coins minted later bears the names of the British monarchs. The above-shown silver coin depicts “Queen Victor" with a Katar in its obverse within the line border. The reverse of this coin depicts legend ‘Bundisha Ram Singh’ with Vikram Samvat date 1943 within the line border. This coin was sold by Classical Numismatic Gallery on 15th December 2017.

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