Silver 8 Annas of Radhanpur

14 Feb 2018  Wed

Radhanpur was a Princely State during the British rule in India. It was established by Khan Jahan in 1693 CE.

The Nawab of Radhanpur was the Pathan of Babi family who rose to the highest post in the service of Shah Jahan and Murad Bakhsh in Gujarat. In the early 18th century one of the members of the family was appointed as a Faujdar of Radhanpur and surrounding area. After the death of Aurangzeb, Kamal-ud-din Khan Babi seized the governorship of Ahmadabad.

He had to discontinue to this post due to the force of Peshwa of Poona and Gaekwad of Baroda. However, Radhanpur remained in the Babi control until 1820 when the State finally came under the British control.

This silver 8 anna was issued by Zorawar Khan in the Hijri year 1289. The obverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Nawab Zorawar Khan Bahadur with A.H 1289’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Mallika-e-Moazzima Queen Victoria, Zarb Radhanpur' with date 1871.

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