Princely State Kishangarh

17 Feb 2018  Sat

Kishangarh was the Princely State of India from 1611 to 1948 CE. It was founded by Jodhpur Prince Kishan Singh in the year 1609 CE. Before Kishan Singh, the state was ruled by Maharaja Samokhan Singh who was a relative of Kishan Singh’s family. Samokhan Singh was a Jodhpur Prince who lost to the force of Akbar. Later his grandson Naubat Khan was kept under house arrest who accepted Islam in the later years. In the year 1818, the state came under the British rule and in the year 1949, the state merged into the state of Rajasthan.

This silver nazarana rupee was issued by Birad Singh in the name of the Mughal ruler Shah Alam II. The weight of the coin is around 10.9 g. The obverse side of the coin depicts the name and title of Shah Alam II with the Hijri Year 1197. The reverse side of the coin depicts Jhar as a mint mark with regnal year 24.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction.

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