Maharaja Pratap Singh of Baroda

10 Feb 2018  Sat

This beautiful gold mohur was issued by Pratap Singh Rao Gaekwad of Gaekwad Dynasty. The Gaikwad family rose to power in the 18th century by carving out their territory from the hold of the Marathas of Poona.

Pratap Singh Rao Gaekwad was the last ruling Maharaja of Baroda. He succeeded to the throne after the death of his grandfather Maharaja Saiyajirao Gaekwad III in the year 1939 CE. In the year 1947 India got independence from the British rule, and in the year 1949 Baroda had been merged into the Union of India.

This very rare gold mohur was sold for INR 3,50,000 in Todywalla Auction held in Mumbai on 29th June 2017. The obverse of the coin depicts the portrait of Maharaja Pratap Singh facing towards the right with royal headdress and ornaments. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the name of the state ‘Baroda’ with a name of the denomination ‘one mohur’ and Vikram Samvat date 1995.

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